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Notes from the Fog

Notes from the Fog by Ben Marcus
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Aug 21, 2018 | 288 Pages
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Praise

“The Literary Answer to ‘Black Mirror’… [Marcus] is an engrossing, poetically surreal writer. He’s often woundingly funny.”
—The New York Times Book Review

“Exceptional… Each story is quietly eerie with electric characters who move through settings that look and sound exactly like our reality but are subtly disoriented, as if in a trick mirror.”
—The Paris Review

“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 Magazine

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

“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)

“Richly imagined”
—Kirkus Reviews

“Beautiful, heartbreaking, impeccably crafted and original meditations on, and figurations of, how it feels to be a human, a father, an American, at the hither edge of the 21st century.”
—Michael Chabon
 

“To read Ben Marcus is to discover a new language, trapped inside of the old one. Sentences that cut through every layer straight to the heart of the matter. Writing that startles you into wakefulness. You know all these words but have never seen them used like this before. To read Ben Marcus is to be challenged and entertained and inspired all at once.”
—Charles Yu

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