Nevers (Paperback)

By Megan Martin

Caketrain Journal and Press, 9780988891579, 114pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2014

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Description

"Megan Martin's muscular, gleaming prose contends with how we as humans cope with the itchy banality of reality. Stuffed with imagi-nary men, future bathtub deaths, sick black jellies, meteor lettuce, and vagi-nas full of Jesus light, Nevers emerges from the tension between what is real, what is perceived, what is felt and what is completely imagined. What makes Martin such an amazing writer is that it's hard to discern the differences-and it doesn't even matter." Melissa Broder, author of Scarecrone * "Nevers is that feeling you get when you are suddenly inside your-self, looking around, going, Hey, that's my coffee mug. That's my pen. I am me. It's like standing in your childhood home as the walls are replaced with snapshots of the same walls. This is a book, only it has a mouth." Lindsay Hunter, author of Don't Kiss Me * "In Megan Martin's fantastic Nevers, we encounter the situation of a book that is conscious of itself. This seems right, because the life in its pages is conscious of itself, too-all at once, from a dozen slip-sliding angles, the whole a shimmering phantasm held aloft by an act of voice so clean and real it can squash your heart." Scott Garson, author of Is That You, John Wayne? * "This book could breastfeed a twelve-year-old boy. This book could have an adulterous affair with an undiscovered marsupial species. This book could write online dating profiles for Wyoming's vast population of robot foxes who have been widowed by hit-and-run crimes. This book is not about the apocalypse, but it has that I-got-sick-of-my-boyfriend's-nose-hair-and-Sartre's-giving-me-cramps-and-the-only-way-I-can-think-to-stall-the-imminent-threat-of-mass-extinction-is-by-adopting-a-feral-cat-and-aren't-we-useless-and-fucked type of apocalyptic glee about it." Tessa Mellas, author of Lungs Full of Noise.