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Since coming of haemorrh-age, Frith must wear a LipService patch to write or speak. The words the patch produces are not her own. Scripted by copywriters, they promote one sponsoring brand or another. With them, ‘You’ appear – a voice in her head that is the patch’s brand persona and her conformist altar ego.

Author: Tammy Baikie

Language: English

Publisher: Jacana Media

Year of Publishing: 2017

Country of Publication: South Africa

Edition: 1

Jacket: Paperback

No. of Pages: 175

Genre: Novels

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New or Used: New

Condition: Very good

SKU/ISBN: 978-1-4314-2479-5 Category:
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About the Book

Since coming of haemorrh-age, Frith must wear a LipService patch to write or speak. The words the patch produces are not her own. Scripted by copywriters, they promote one sponsoring brand or another. With them, ‘You’ appear – a voice in her head that is the patch’s brand persona and her conformist ego. Through the noise of You talking a variety of different LipService brands, Frith struggles to find her way to speaking for herself. She believes her tastures – her ability to taste things she touches – are the key. But other elements of this consumerist society are equally interested in them for commercial gain.

About the Author

Tammy Baikie is a translator who is qualified to work with French and German as source languages and dabbles in Russian. Her field of specialisation is advertising copy and communications. Tammy has received an MA in Creative Writing from the University of the Witwatersrand. She was long-listed in the 2010/2011 Fish International Short Contest.