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Enter Anonymous, a middle-ranking artist rolling between minor shows in New York, London and Istanbul. With his career sliding into obscurity, shamefully forced to consider advertising work to make ends meet, he knows he must break new ground if he is to survive.

With his mother's encouragement, he decides upon his next work of art: an act of self-violation so outrageous, so horrific, the art world will be forced to take notice. But will it be enough to raise him to the ranks of the elite?

Conception is the journey of a sociopath who will do whatever it takes to get ahead; a dark comedy exploring who and what determines the value of art.
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Product details

  • Paperback
  • 129 x 196 x 44mm | 242g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1912054876
  • 9781912054879

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'Uyanik will have you grinding your teeth, reaching for your dictionary, wincing and laughing.' - Dr Dan Anthony; 'OEzgur Uyanik's debut novel sizzles with subversive humour and macabre energy.' - Richard Gwyn, poet and novelist, professor of Creative and Critical Writing at Cardiff University; ''Conception' is a searingly witty and perceptive novel, offering a cutting vision of the contemporary art world. Uyanik's writing is playful and original, his characters are dark and compelling.' - Dr Kate North, Author and Reader in Creative Writing at Cardiff Metropolitan University
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About Özgür Uyanik

Ozgur Uyanik is a writer and filmmaker whose family emigrated from Turkey to the UK in 1980.

After graduating from the University of Kent at Canterbury, where he studied Communications and Image Studies, Ozgur started a career in the film industry working as a runner and making short films in London until his debut feature film premiered at the 17th Raindance Film Festival in 2009. He recently gained an MA in Creative Writing and English Literature from Cardiff Metropolitan University and is currently a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at Cardiff University.

Conception is Ozgur's debut novel.
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19 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 21% (4)
4 42% (8)
3 32% (6)
2 0% (0)
1 5% (1)
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