Born in Wisconsin, Jim Knipfel was a staff writer at the now-defunct weekly alternative newspaper New York Press for thirteen years, where wrote the long-running and popular "Slackjaw" column, a cynical, misanthropic look at daily life. He is the author of ten books, including Slackjaw, …
Published by Soft Skull
410p, b&w, softcover, 6"x9"
"Part imaginative free-for-all and part deeply felt examination of isolation and survival, Keyhole Factory tracks theinterwoven destinies of disparate characters up to and beyond the end of the world-as-we-know-it, brought on by a global super virus. The novel's web of stories includes a poet-astronaut in deep space, a microbiologist contemplating an exit strategy from her high-level job designing biological weapons, a sports-sports-car-driving sociopath who murders utopian commune-dwellers, and a lone pirate radio disc jockey who believes she is the last person left alive broadcasting her story to nobody. In Keyhole Factory the individual lives shine through the chaos."