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The Ghost Network (Paperback)

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    A wildly original debut, The Ghost Network traces the mystery surrounding pop-superstar Molly Metropolis, who disappeared at the height of her celebrity. Through a metafictional frame, DiSabato gives an almost obsessive examination of Molly's life and career, as well as the radical theory and Illuminati-esque conspiracy at the heart of it. Layered with avant-garde philosophy, domestic terrorism, pop music, and a queer love story to boot, The Ghost Network is an exhilarating ride through the streets and subways of Chicago. (Dylan)

    — From Dylan


    Has the world's hottest pop star been kidnapped, joined a secret sect, or simply gone into hiding? The answer lies in the abandoned subway stations of Chicago . . .

    One minute insanely famous pop singer Molly Metropolis is on her way to a major performance in Chicago, and the next, she's gone.

    A journalist who's been covering Molly joins the singer's personal assistant in an increasingly desperate search to find her, guided by a journal left behind in her hotel room, and possible clues hidden in her songs--all of which seem to point to an abandoned line in the Chicago subway system.

    It leads them to a map of half-completed train lines underneath Chicago, which in turn leads them to the secret, subterranean headquarters of an obscure intellectual sect--and the realization that they've gone too far to turn back. And if a superstar can disappear without a trace . . . what can happen to these young women?

    Suspenseful and wildly original, The Ghost Network is a novel about larger-than-life fantasies--of love, sex, pop music, amateur detective work, and personal reinvention. Debut novelist Catie Disabato bursts on the scene with an ingeniously plotted, witty, haunting mystery.

    About the Author

    CATIE DISABATO is a columnist for Full Stop. She's written criticism and commentary for This Recording, The Millions, and The Rumpus, and her short fiction was recently featured on Joyland. After growing up in Chicago and graduating from Oberlin College, she now lives in L.A. and works in public relations.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9781612194349
    ISBN-10: 1612194346
    Publisher: Melville House Publishing
    Publication Date: May 5th, 2015
    Pages: 288
    Language: English