The Age of Wire and String by Ben Marcus
In The Age of Wire and String 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 existence.
The 1848th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 72nd on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)