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Ambient Parking Lot Paperback – May 15, 2011


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Ambient Parking Lot is ... about one band's quest to capture the world's most perfect ambient noise in a parking lot. Wait, don't go away! It's great ... Lu uses the Ambient Parkers ... as a foil by which she [draws] the whole business of the ... underground art establishment under her perceptive and witty lens. --Cooper Berkmoyer, SF Bay Guardian

Hilarious and wistfully Romantic, Lu's Ambient Parkers are familiar to anyone ... at the co-op: "We slipped underground ... to discuss proper ambition. After several cycles of soul-searching, we deemed ourselves ready to produce a full-length album ..." Lu excels at this type of aesthetic language. --Devin King, Make Magazine

A long chapter written from ... a pirate radio station master, to whom the band ... reaches out for recognition, stunned me with its quick changes and emotional breadth. I challenge anyone to not be profoundly moved by [its] conclusion. ... There are interesting resonances with ecopoetics in [this work]. --Sueyeun Juliette Lee, The Constant Critic

Two huge narrative interruptions occur in the novel that are executed with much aplomb and shift the narrative into different registers. ... Ambient Parking Lot is a really enjoyable read; a funky novel with a lot of unexpected surprises. --Stephen Hong Sohn, Asian American Literature Fans

A comedic abridgment of contemporary art movements and modern car culture ... Guided by Lu's characteristically dazzling prose, Ambient Parking Lot ... goes camping, to the La Brea Tar Pits, listens to Glenn Gould, meets a Jacuzzi-owning patron, experiences Muzak-related betrayal, and takes care of Agatha the dancing beast. --Anji Reyner, WWNY TV 7

About the Author

Pamela Lu is also the author of Pamela: A Novel and The Private Listener, a chapbook from Corollary Press. Additional writing appears in the anthologies Bay Poetics and Biting the Error, and in periodicals such as 1913, Antennae, Call, Chain, Chicago Review, Fascicle, and Harper's. She lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

More About the Author

Pamela Lu is the author of "Ambient Parking Lot," "Pamela: A Novel," and "The Private Listener" (a chapbook from Corollary Press). Her writing also appears in the anthologies "Bay Poetics" and "Biting the Error," and in periodicals such as "1913," "Antennae," "Call," "Chain," "Chicago Review," "Fascicle," and "Harper's." She lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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