As innovative and abrasive as the very best of William Burroughs, Ann Quin's Tripticks offers a scattered account of the narrator's flight across a surreal American landscape, pursued by his "No. 1 X-wife" and her new lover. This masterpiece of pre-punk aesthetics critiques the hypocrisy and consumerism of modern culture while spoofing the "typical" maladjusted family, which in this case includes a father who made his money in ballpoint pens and a mother whose life revolves around her overpampered, all-demanding poodle. ...

Tripticks 2002, Dalkey Archive Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781564783189

Trade paperback

Tripticks 2000, Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780714508849