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The age of wire and string
By: Ben Marcus
Pages: 160
Published: 1995
Genre(s): Short Stories
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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...

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I really didn't like this. Read it because it was on the list and short BUT it really didn't float my boat.

Nov 9th, 2015

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