Bats of the Republic

Zachary Dodson

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formArtefactSolo art production


Written and designed by Zach Dodson, Bats of the Republic is an illuminated novel, in which alternating sci-fi and historical fiction narratives duel over a mysteriously sealed letter, drawing three centuries of Texana, two great love stories, and one giant cavern of bats into spiralling conflict. The traditional novel form is enhanced by natural history illustrations, subversive pamphlets, fictional star charts, and a 19th century novel-within-a-novel. The casebound book is printed in three specialty inks, with a reversible dust jacket, fold-out map, and actual sealed letter. Published by Doubleday, a devision of Penguin Random House, 2015
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeF1 Published independent work of art

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