The Narrator (Paperback)

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There is no living writer like Michael Cisco. Encountering his writing for the first time was both exhilarating and shocking. "You're allowed to write like this?" I thought. Each of his books are their own little manic, alien universe, but this one is probably my favorite. Also his most accessible, though take that with a grain of salt. The Narrator is an incredibly bizarre, phantasmagorical "fantasy" about a reluctant student who is drafted into a war with "the blackbirds." It's a novel about the absurdity of war, clothed in the language of absurdism. Fans of Kafka and Ligotti will be enthralled.  —Stefen

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"Michael Cisco is of a different kind and league from almost anyone writing today, and The Narrator is Cisco at his startling best." -CHINA MIEVILLE, author of Perdido Street Station

"An extraordinary story of war and the supernatural that combines the creepiness of Alien with the clear-eyed gaze of Full Metal Jacket. Like The Other Side if it included soldiers who could glide over the water, a mysterious tower right out of early David Lynch, and infused with Kafka's sense of the bizarre. Destined to be a classic." -JEFF VANDERMEER, author of the Southern Reach trilogy

"The Narrator is not a subversive fantasy novel. It eliminates all other fantasy novels and starts the genre anew. You must begin your journey here." -NICK MAMATAS, author of Move Under Ground and Love is the Law

Product Details
ISBN: 9781621051855
ISBN-10: 1621051854
Publisher: Lazy Fascist Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 2015
Pages: 456
Language: English