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.

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The 2459th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 72nd on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Age of Wire and String Paperback 5787837 $3.97 1998
The Age of Wire and String Hardcover 10899669 $44.16 1997
The Age of Wire and String Kindle Edition 1367561 $11.87 2013
The Age of Wire and String: Stories Hardcover 3982048 $22.99 $2.13 1995
The Age of Wire and String Hardcover 2845501 $19.33 $18.96 2013
The Age of Wire and String Paperback 1224757 $12.50 $1.98 1998