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The Hermaphrodite

Daniel Grandbois

Art by Alfredo Benavidez Bedoya

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Daniel Grandbois
The Hermaphrodite
Series No.: 175
ISBN: 978-1-933382-97-5, Pages: 136
American Literature, Fiction

Daniel Grandbois' writing has been described as "avant-garde stand-up," "Dr. Seuss for adults," and "between Brautigan's and Basho's." Alfredo Benavidez Bedoya's surreal and satirical woodcuts are collected by major museums all over the world. Together, they have created a happening as much as a book, one that award-winning author Luis J. Rodriguez deems "an important work of fiction that should transform what notions of fiction may currently exist," while Ed Sanders calls it simply, "A work of art." This is a book to be carried in the pocket, taken on journeys, opened to any page and consulted for its absurd brand of wisdom. Before its publication, a third of the book (woodcuts included) had already been anthologized and a quarter of the very short chapters had been published as prose poems. Call it a series of linked prose poems with accompanying illustrations, or call it "a collage of satire and slapstick, allegory and hallucination... an 'art novel' in the fullest sense," as Marguarite Feitlowitz does in her foreword, but call it your next read, and experience the happening.

Author of the Indie Next Notable Book Unlucky Lucky Days, praised by Lydia Davis as "funny, bizarre, moving stories -- a pleasure to read," Daniel Grandbois lives in Colorado, where he plays in three of the pioneering bands of "The Denver Sound": Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Tarantella, and Munly.

A distinguished professor at Argentina's most prestigious art school, Alfredo Benavidez Bedoya is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and illustrator of the bestselling children's stories from the Shinkensen Series in Japan, as well as the limited signed edition of Salman Rushdie's The Firebird's Nest.

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