Us Conductors by Frank & Oak Network Member Sean Michaels
The New Face of Fiction for 2014, Us Conductors is a beautiful, haunting, brilliant novel inspired by the true life and loves of the Russian scientist, inventor and spy Lev Termen -- creator of the an instrument that gives sound to the electrical currents in the human body, the theremin. Sean Michaels is just one of our many Frank & Oak Network members and we are proud to carry his first novel. Sean was raised in Ottawa until eventually settling in Montreal where he founded Said the Gramophone, one of the earliest music blogs. He has since spent time in Edinburgh and Kraków, and has written for the Guardian and McSweeney’s. // WINNER: 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize.