Near-genius ... This will become a collectors' edition: love it. --Monocle
Marcus's debut is a brain-rattling collection of experimental fictions... out of its mind on its own batshit surreality. Marcus found a way to make his words feel supremely weird in the reader's mouth, effecting a mental scrambling that is oddly rewarding and even occasionally funny. --Stuart Hammond's 'Book of the Month', Dazed and Confused
About the Author
Ben Marcus is the author of Notable American Women, The Father Costume, The Age of Wire and String and The Flame Alphabet. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The New York Times, and McSweeney's. Marcus has received a Whiting Writers Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in fiction, and three Pushcart Prizes. Marcus is an associate professor in the School of the Arts at Columbia University.