Friction

Friction

by Matt Marshall

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Overview

Friction by Matt Marshall

Friction, the second novel by Matt Marshall (The Starlight Line), unfolds over the course of the tumultuous year 2014. The planet continues to warm, pro-Russian militants seize large swaths of Eastern Ukraine, the Islamic State rises to terror in the Middle East, Syria splinters further toward collapse, Ebola breaks out in West Africa, unbridled white cops cut down unarmed blacks in U.S. cities, heroin kills indiscriminately throughout the Midwest (and beyond), a floundering man meets a desperate woman wheeling her bike off the velodrome in Cleveland.

Written in a free-flowing style punctuated by shifts in font size, Friction follows the relationship between these two Clevelanders—the woman, a recovering heroin addict increasingly drawn into the conflict in her ancestral Ukraine; the man, an “astronomical folklorist” with a penchant for Sun Ra recordings, trying, perhaps, just to stay tethered to Earth. Identities flitter and morph as 2014 rumbles on and the two struggle to find meaningful roles amidst the upheaval.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997212006
Publisher: Caged Letter Press
Publication date: 04/12/2016
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

MATT MARSHALL is the author of the novel, "The Starlight Line." He contributes regularly to the online jazz publication All About Jazz. His work has also appeared in Jazz Inside Magazine, Cleveland Scene, Cleveland Free Times, Free Inquiry and various print and online literary journals. He lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

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