Synopses & Reviews
Fiction. "It is curious that a reprint could be heroic. It is more curious that a book this good could go out of print so quickly. And it is most curious that an introduction would even be required for a novel that, if you examine it carefully in the right kind oflight, might actually be seen to be steaming. MOTORMAN is a central work, pulsing with mythology, created by a craftsman of language who was seemingly channeling the history of narrative when he wrote it. It is a book about the future that comes from the past, and we are caught in its amazing middle. To read MOTORMAN now is to encouter proof that a book can be both emotional and eccentric, smeared with humanity and artistically ambitious, messy with grief and dazzling with spectacle"--Ben Marcus, from his introduction.
About the Author
David Ohle's novel, Motorman, was published by Alfred P. Knopf in 1972. His short fiction has appeared in Harper's, Esquire, the Paris Review, and elsewhere. He compiled & edited Cursed From Birth: The Short Unhappy Life of William S. Burroughs, Jr., forthcoming from Grove-Atlantic. David lives in Lawrence, Kansas, and teaches at the University of Kansas.