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Notes from the Fog

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Notes from the Fog by Ben Marcus
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Jul 09, 2019 | ISBN 9781101971680

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“Engrossing, poetically surreal. . . . Woundingly funny.”
The New York Times Book Review

“Exceptional. . . . Each story is quietly eerie with electric characters.”
The Paris Review

“His best work. . . . Readers will find some of the most thrilling and disturbing literary fiction of the year in this collection.”
Financial Times

“Marcus’s writing is by turns extremely funny, affecting, and then disquieting, and as he moves seamlessly between these tones.”
Los Angeles Review of Books

“Spectacular. . . . Exhilarating.”
The Guardian

“One of Marcus’s strengths [is] imagining a future which is similar enough to our world to seem plausible, but different enough for the reader to grasp the ramifications of certain fates with which our current world is flirting.”
Vanity Fair

“Ruthless and hilarious.”
O, The Oprah Magazine

“The wilder and more Swiftian the plots get, the more intimately the stories seem to evoke a lived reality.”
Harper’s Magazine

Notes from the Fog is an intense, vividly written book, filled with nightmarish scenarios and leavened by wit. Few writers possess Marcus’s agility with language or his controlled flights of imagination.”
Portland Press Herald

“Each story features moments of considered, lacerating prose threaded together by sentences that, like a marionette’s strings, bring the world to full, expansive life. This is a bracing, forceful collection.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review) 

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