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BEN MARCUS - Flame Alphabet
|BookPeople and American Short Fiction|
are proud to present
Award Winning Literary Author
speaking & signing his new novel
The Flame Alphabet.
What is left of civilization when we lose the ability to communicate with those we love?
A terrible epidemic has struck the country and the sound of children’s speech has become lethal. Radio transmissions from strange sources indicate that people are going into hiding. All Sam and Claire need to do is look around the neighborhood: In the park, parents wither beneath the powerful screams of their children. At night, suburban side streets become routes of shameful escape for fathers trying to get outside the radius of affliction.
Check out this amazing short film based on the book.
Acquired by Badgerdog in 2003 and relaunched in March 2006, Austin-based American Short Fiction publishes short fiction that is wild, heartfelt, innovative, new. The magazine introduces you to writers you should know this minute, and stories that'll stick with you for a lifetime. Work from ASF has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, New Stories of the Southwest, and Dzanc's Best of the Web.
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