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Narrated by his banished father, his mother, and himself, chronicles the life of young Ben as he is raised in futuristic Ohio by experimentalist parents and a sect of radical women Silentists determined to purge Ben of all emotion.
Ben Marcus achieved cult status and gained the admiration of his peers with his first book, "The""Age of Wire and String. "With Notable American Women he goes well beyond that first achievement to create something radically wonderful, a novel set in a world so fully imagined that it creates its own reality.
On a farm in Ohio, American women led by Jane Dark practice all means of behavior modification in an attempt to attain complete stillness and silence. Witnessing (and subjected to) their cultish actions is one Ben Marcus, whose father, Michael Marcus, may be buried in the back yard, and whose mother, Jane Marcus, enthusiastically condones the use of her son for (generally unsuccessful) breeding purposes, among other things. Inventing his own uses for language, the author Ben Marcus has written a harrowing, hilarious, strangely moving, altogether engrossing work of fiction that will be read and argued over for years to come.
|Number of Pages:||243|
|Subject:||FICTION_PSYCHOLOGICAL , FICTION_FAMILY LIFE|
|Series Title:||Vintage Contemporaries Ser.|
|Publisher:||Random House Inc|
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H):||8.25 x 5.25 x 0.50 Inches|
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