by Brian Evenson
“Altmann’s Tongue strikes me as powerful, by reason of the mode of the language and the unusual style, by reason of the violence and force of the words… I admire this book.” -Gilles Deleuze
“Like Garcia-Marquez on really, really bad acid.” -New York Press
“Resplendently unsettling.” -Rain Taxi
About the Author
Brian Evenson is the author of ten books of fiction, most recently the limited edition novella Baby Leg, published by New York Tyrant Press in 2009. In 2009 he also published the novel Last Days (which won the American Library Association's award for Best Horror Novel of 2009) and the story collection Fugue State, both of which were on Time Out New York's top books of 2009. His novel The Open Curtain (Coffee House Press) was a finalist for an Edgar Award and an IHG Award. His work has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Slovenian. He lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island, where he directs Brown University's Literary Arts Program. Other books include The Wavering Knife (which won the IHG Award for best story collection), Dark Property, and Altmann's Tongue. He has translated work by Christian Gailly, Jean Frémon, Claro, Jacques Jouet, Eric Chevillard, Antoine Volodine, and others. He is the recipient of three O. Henry Prizes as well as an NEA fellowship.
Published by Black Square Editions
Publication Date: 1995/2002