Introducing The Wagners by John Colasacco, Coming this Fall to Trnsfr Books
"The case of Wagner recounted here, first completed in August 2008, collects fragments from handwritten notebooks kept in the years following Wagner’s death. The resulting manuscript is a poem of scenes and stories hinging on the day Wagner accidentally severed part of his finger as a child. The effects of this trauma echo across generations of Wagners as they migrate to America and quickly begin to absorb its disembodied soul."
Advanced Praise for The Wagners:
The Wagners will set itself inside you. Read it again and again, that is how things will go. “Once, he sat up in bed, shook with rage, and threatened to tell me something that I would not believe.” Oh I believe it and so will you!
-- CAConrad, author of The Book Of Frank and While Standing in Line for Death
The Wagners is an elegiac meditation on the egregore. Or, rather, imagine this: a semi-omniscient entity takes notes to try & make sense of our lives. This is an intense multi-dimensional anthropological assessment, by way of memetic engineering & sociological investigation, by way of black magick & in-the-clouds prose.
-- Mike Kleine, author of Mastodon Farm
About the author:
JOHN COLASACCO is the author of Antigolf (Civil Coping Mechanisms) and The Information Crusher (Spuyten Duyvil). ther work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hobart, Birdfeast, the NewerYork, LISE/ISLE, and The Iowa Review.