Proceeds to benefit Friend Memorial Public Library.
The Moors is the story of a man who loses his place in the world upon encountering a colleague while refilling his coffee at work; more so of the claustrophilic movements of his mind over the course of those feet from his desk, and the horror of the ensuing minutes. Along the way, shadows loom and bend, backs are turned, walls appear to move, and the passage of time is marked by the sounds of living objects colliding just beyond the sight of those nearby.
‘Ben Marcus is a genius, one of the most daring, funny, morally engaged and brilliant writers, someone whose work truly makes a difference in the world.’
‘Marcus’s prose can spiral up and away into sublime nonsense.’
—Village Voice Literary Supplement
Ben Marcus is the author of Leaving the Sea, The Flame Alphabet, Notable American Women, and The Age of Wire and String. He teaches creative writing at Columbia University.