The MetapheromenoiBrendan Connell
Against a vast and cruel horizon of caustic poetics, Jae-yong is suffering from ennui; can cannibalism save him? Yves Hermite has a hypodermic needle and an abundance of jaundiced fantasies. What is Mrs. Cheng’s shocking secret? Must Azra really be part of this remote nightmare?
The Metapheromenoi, which might be termed a major contribution to the post-structuralist novel or a harsh saga of degeneracy and dope, is a book of risqué blasphemies and heartbreaking beauty, a swirling adventure in which heroes and heroines eagerly shed their social masks and crumbling morals. Pulsing with frenetic lyricism, it is a behind the scenes look at neuropsychopharmacology and sexual aberration. A lust-filled, liquor-drenched skyrocket that is unlike anything else in literature.
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Brendan Connell was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1970. He has had fiction published in numerous places, including McSweeney's, Adbusters, and the World Fantasy Award winning anthologies Leviathan 3 (The Ministry of Whimsy 2002), and Strange Tales (Tartarus Press 2003). His published books are: The Translation of Father Torturo (Prime Books, 2005), Dr. Black and the Guerrillia (Grafitisk Press, 2005), Metrophilias (Better Non Sequitur, 2010), Unpleasant Tales (Eibonvale Press, 2010), The Life of Polycrates and Other Stories for Antiquated Children (Chômu Press, 2011), The Architect (PS Publishing, 2012), Lives of Notorious Cooks (Chômu Press, 2012), Miss Homicide Plays the Flute (Eibonvale Press, 2013), The Cutest Girl in Class