Flamingos by Grant Maierhofer
$14.00 | ISBN: 978-0-9912196-9-8 | 188pp | Paperback | December 2016
Distributed by Small Press Distribution
Faced by hospitalizations, therapies and rehabilitations, the characters in Flamingos are in a permanent state of psychological mutation. In exchange for melancholy reminiscences about their mundane existence, false messiah Simon holds out a promise of release from the drudgeries and depressions of Middle America.
Grant Maierhofer’s polyphonic voice formally recalls such Modernist masterpieces as Virginia Woolf’s The Waves. Nonetheless, this book is wholly his own, a brilliant, idiosyncratic exploration of the fragmented twenty-first-century mind.
'The 22 Best Books I Read in 2016' - VICE
'My favorite fiction of 2016' - The Blog of Author Dennis Cooper
'Please welcome to the world … Grant Maierhofer' - The Blog of Author Dennis Cooper
"A New Novel in an era where there can almost no longer be a novel at all, but information." - Blake Butler, author of 300,000,000
"Part Beckett, part Unabomber manifesto, part Laurie Weeks, Grant Maierhofer's Flamingos is singularly alive and wild." - Maggie Nelson, author of The Argonauts and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
"Elliptical, surgical, Flamingos is also grim, smart, funny and syntactically menacing…" - Sam Lipsyte, author of The Ask
"A luminous whirlwind of language, emotion and wit, Flamingos cuts through the lethargy and indifference of our lives and our lit with style and rage. This writing is a blast!"
- Jeffrey DeShell, author of In Heaven Everything is Fine and Arthouse
About the Author
Grant Maierhofer is the author of Postures (Publication Studio, 2015), Grobbing Thistle (2016), and others. His work is available via The Fanzine, Berfrois, 3:AM Magazine, and elsewhere. He lives in Idaho.