H(a)ppy

TitleH(a)ppy
Year for Search2017
AuthorsBarker, Nicola (b. 1966)
Date Published2017
PublisherHeinemann
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Female author, South African author
Annotation

A woman lives in a future world where “Excess of Emotion” is to be avoided; one must always be “In Balance” and is being constantly adjusted chemically to stay that way. The woman experiences a glitch in her conditioning that leads her to experience emotion, pain, and so forth. Typographically complex. The author says that the book “is best enjoyed in conjunction with Agustin Barrios: The Complete Historical Guitar Recordings 1913-1942

Info Notes

In the title and throughout the text the a in parentheses is in red.

Title Note

Commonly cited as Happy.

Holding Institutions

CU-B

Author Note

The female author (b. 1966) was born and lives in England but spent her childhood in South Africa.

Full Text

2017 Barker, Nicola (b. 1966). H(a)ppy. London: William Heinemann. CU-B

A woman lives in a future world where “Excess of Emotion” is to be avoided; one must always be “In Balance” and is being constantly adjusted chemically to stay that way. The woman experiences a glitch in her conditioning that leads her to experience emotion, pain, and so forth. Typographically complex. The author says that the book “is best enjoyed in conjunction with Agustin Barrios: The Complete Historical Guitar Recordings 1913-1942. The female author was born and lives in England but spent her childhood in South Africa.