Let Them Eat Chaos Kae Tempest

Let Them Eat Chaos

Author: Kae Tempest
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Book Title
Let Them Eat Chaos
Author
Kae Tempest
ISBN
9781632868770
Kae Tempest's powerful narrative poem--set to music on their album of the same title, shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize--illuminates the lives of a single city street, creating an electric, humming human symphony.Let Them Eat Chaos, Kae Tempest's long poem written for live performance and heard on the album release of the same name, is both a powerful sermon and a moving play for voices. Seven neighbors inhabit the same London street, but are all unknown to each other. The clock freezes in the small hours, and one by one we see directly into their lives: lives that are damaged, disenfranchised, lonely, broken, addicted, and all, apparently, without hope. Then a great storm breaks over London, and brings them out into the night to face each other, giving them one last chance to connect. Tempest argues that our alienation from one another has bred a terrible indifference to our own fate, but counters this with a plea to challenge the forces of greed which have conspired to divide us, and mend the broken home of our own planet while we still have time. Let Them Eat Chaos is a cri de coeur, a call to action, and a powerful poetic statement.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Kae TempestPublisher: Bloomsbury USAPublished: 01/03/2017ISBN: 9781632868770Pages: 80Weight: 0.20lbsSize: 7.80h x 5.50w x 0.30dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 12/19/2016

Kae Tempest's powerful narrative poem--set to music on their album of the same title, shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize--illuminates the lives of a single city street, creating an electric, humming human symphony.

Let Them Eat Chaos,
Kae Tempest's long poem written for live performance and heard on the album release of the same name, is both a powerful sermon and a moving play for voices. Seven neighbors inhabit the same London street, but are all unknown to each other. The clock freezes in the small hours, and one by one we see directly into their lives: lives that are damaged, disenfranchised, lonely, broken, addicted, and all, apparently, without hope. Then a great storm breaks over London, and brings them out into the night to face each other, giving them one last chance to connect.

Tempest argues that our alienation from one another has bred a terrible indifference to our own fate, but counters this with a plea to challenge the forces of greed which have conspired to divide us, and mend the broken home of our own planet while we still have time. Let Them Eat Chaos is a cri de coeur, a call to action, and a powerful poetic statement.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Kae Tempest
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Published: 01/03/2017
ISBN: 9781632868770
Pages: 80
Weight: 0.20lbs
Size: 7.80h x 5.50w x 0.30d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 12/19/2016

Kae Tempest's powerful narrative poem--set to music on their album of the same title, shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize--illuminates the lives of a single city street, creating an electric, humming human symphony.

Let Them Eat Chaos,
Kae Tempest's long poem written for live performance and heard on the album release of the same name, is both a powerful sermon and a moving play for voices. Seven neighbors inhabit the same London street, but are all unknown to each other. The clock freezes in the small hours, and one by one we see directly into their lives: lives that are damaged, disenfranchised, lonely, broken, addicted, and all, apparently, without hope. Then a great storm breaks over London, and brings them out into the night to face each other, giving them one last chance to connect.

Tempest argues that our alienation from one another has bred a terrible indifference to our own fate, but counters this with a plea to challenge the forces of greed which have conspired to divide us, and mend the broken home of our own planet while we still have time. Let Them Eat Chaos is a cri de coeur, a call to action, and a powerful poetic statement.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Kae Tempest
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Published: 01/03/2017
ISBN: 9781632868770
Pages: 80
Weight: 0.20lbs
Size: 7.80h x 5.50w x 0.30d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 12/19/2016