In The Age of Wire and String, hailed by Robert Coover as "the most
audacious literary debut in decades," Ben Marcus welds together a
new reality from the scrapheap of the past. Dogs, birds, horses,
automobiles, and the weather are some of the recycled elements in
Marcus's first collection--part fiction, part handbook--as familiar
objects take on markedly unfamiliar meanings. Gradually, this
makeshift world, in its defiance of the laws of physics and
language, finds a foundation in its own implausibility, as Marcus
produces new feelings and sensations--both comic and disturbing--in
the definitive guide to an unpredictable yet exhilarating plane of
Dalkey Archive Press
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||218 x 142 x 12mm (L x W x T)
||1st Dalkey Archive ed
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