B. Rosenberger Rosenberg, neurotic and under appreciated film critic (failed academic, filmmaker, paramour, shoe salesman who sleeps in a sock drawer), stumbles upon a hitherto unseen film by an enigmatic outsider – a three-month-long stop-motion masterpiece that took its reclusive auteur ninety years to complete. Convinced that the film will change his career trajectory and rock the world of cinema to its core, that it might possibly be the greatest movie ever made, B. knows that it is his mission to show it to the rest of humanity. The only problem: the film is destroyed, leaving him the sole witness to its inadvertently ephemeral genius.
All that’s left is a single frame from which B. must somehow attempt to recall the work of art that just might be the last great hope of civilization.
A searing indictment of the modern world, Antkind is a richly layered meditation on art, time, memory, identity, comedy, and the very nature of existence itself – the grain of truth at the heart of every joke.
NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS
A novel, extraordinary and unusually written. Bibliotheken der Landeshauptstadt Mainz, Germany