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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Lights Out in Wonderland
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'Gabriel Brockwell, aesthete, poet, philosopher, disaffected twenty-something decadent, is thinking terminal. His philosophical enquiries, the abstractions he indulges, and how these relate to a life lived, all point in the same direction. His destination is Wonderland. The nature and style of the journey is all that's to be decided.

Taking in London, Tokyo, Berlin and the Galapagos Islands, Lights Out In Wonderland documents Gabriel Brockwell's remarkable global odyssey. Committed to the pursuit of pleasure and in search of the Bacchanal to obliterate all previous parties, Gabriel's adventure takes in a spell in rehab, a near-death experience with fugu ovaries, a sexual encounter with an octopus, and finally an orgiastic feast in the bowels of Berlin's majestic Tempelhof Airport.

Along the way we see a character disintegrate and re-shape before our eyes. Lights Out In Wonderland carries you through its many corridors of delight and horror on the back of Gabriel's voice, which is at once skeptical, idealistic, broken and optimistic. An allegorical banquet and a sly commentary on these End Times and the march towards insensate banality, DBC Pierre's third novel completes a loose trilogy of fictions, each of which stands alone as a joyful expression of the human spirit.(Publisher website)

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Faber ,
      2010 .
      Extent: 314p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: September 2010.
      ISBN: 9780571228904 (hbk.), 9780571228898 (pbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      W. W. Norton ,
      2011 .
      Extent: 350p.
      ISBN: 9780393081237 (hbk.), 0393081230 (hbk.)
Alternative title: Das buch Gabriel
Language: German
    • Frankfurt,
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      Germany,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Eichborn ,
      2011 .
      Extent: 378p.
      ISBN: 9783821861524 (hbk.), 3821861525 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

Untitled 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Publishers Weekly , 9 May vol. 258 no. 19 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of Lights Out in Wonderland D. B. C. Pierre , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Jim Coan , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Library Journal , 15 June vol. 136 no. 11 2011; (p. 80)

— Review of Lights Out in Wonderland D. B. C. Pierre , 2010 single work novel
Untitled 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Kirkus Reviews , 15 May vol. 79 no. 10 2011; (p. 815)

— Review of Lights Out in Wonderland D. B. C. Pierre , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Stephanie Turza , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Booklist , August vol. 107 no. 22 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of Lights Out in Wonderland D. B. C. Pierre , 2010 single work novel
Brit Wit Alex Laws , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Chatelaine , November 2010; (p. 184)

— Review of Lights Out in Wonderland D. B. C. Pierre , 2010 single work novel
Gabriel Takes a Trip through the Looking Glass into Limboland Michael McGirr , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 August 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of Lights Out in Wonderland D. B. C. Pierre , 2010 single work novel
Cliches Clutter the Menu A. P. Riemer , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 September 2010; (p. 38)

— Review of Lights Out in Wonderland D. B. C. Pierre , 2010 single work novel
What a Swell Party This Is Jose Borghino , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , September vol. 5 no. 8 2010; (p. 16)

— Review of Lights Out in Wonderland D. B. C. Pierre , 2010 single work novel
Books William Yeoman , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 4 September 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of Lights Out in Wonderland D. B. C. Pierre , 2010 single work novel ; The Vintage and the Gleaning Jeremy Chambers , 2008 single work novel
Never Mind the Octopus Geordie Williamson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 September 2010; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Lights Out in Wonderland D. B. C. Pierre , 2010 single work novel
Pierre's End Game Bruce Millar (interviewer), 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 July 2010; (p. 18-19)
'On the eve of a visit to Australia, Booker Prize winner D. B. C. Pierre tells Bruce Millar how his latest novel was inspired by his own drug-fuelled breakdown.'
Hard Slog Punctuated with a Little Limelight John Mangan , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 29 August 2010; (p. 7)
'I Haven't Had Any Reason to Play It Safe. I Wouldn't Know Which Way Safe Was' Malcolm Knox , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 August 2010; (p. 4-5)
No Place Like Home Penelope Debelle , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 August 2010; (p. 24-25)
Last amended 16 Oct 2012 13:52:40
Settings:
  • London,
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    England,
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    c
    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Berlin,
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    Germany,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Tokyo, Honshu,
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    Japan,
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    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • Galapagos Islands,
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    Ecuador,
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    South America, Americas,
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