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Title:
Notes from the fog : stories
Author:
Marcus, Ben, 1967- author.
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Uniform Title:
Short stories. Selections
Edition:
First edition,
Publication Information:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
Physical Description:
266 pages ; 25 cm
Summary:
"Thirteen transfixing new stories from one of the most innovative writers of his generation and one of the most vital and original voices of our time--for fans of George Saunders, Nathan Englander, and Elizabeth Strout. In these thirteen ingenious stories, Ben Marcus reveals moments of redemption in the sometimes nightmarish modern world. In "The Grow-Light Blues," a hapless, corporate drone finds love after being disfigured testing his employer's newest nutrition supplement--the enhanced glow from his computer monitor. In the chilling "Cold Little Bird," a father finds himself alienated from his family when he starts to suspect that his son's precocity has turned sinister. "The Boys" follows a sister who descends into an affair with her recently widowed brother-in-law. In "Blueprints for St. Louis," two architects in a flailing marriage consider the ethics of adding a mist that artificially incites emotion in mourners to their latest assignment, a memorial to a terrorist attack. A heartbreaking collection of stories that showcases the author's compassion, tenderness, and mordant humor--blistering, beautiful work from a modern master"--

"Thirteen transfixing new stories from one of the most innovative writers of his generation and one of the most vital and original voices of our time--for fans of George Saunders, Nathan Englander, and Elizabeth Strout"--
Language:
English
Contents:
Cold little bird -- Precious precious -- Blueprints for St. Louis -- The boys -- The grow-light blues -- George and Elizabeth -- A suicide of trees -- Critique -- Lotion -- Omen -- Stay down and take it -- The trees of Sawtooth Park -- Notes from the fog.
ISBN:
9781101947456
Format :
Book

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