Episode 339 — Mark Gluth

   

Mark Gluth is the guest. His new novel No Other is available now from Sator Press.

Kate Zambreno says

In Mark Gluth’s beautiful family gothic No Other, the reader encounters a landscape of mood and mystery, burning with a stripped-down pain. Gluth’s sentences devastate in their raw economy, attempting to penetrate the everyday, tracing abbreviated existences struggling to survive through bare seasons.

And Blake Butler says

In clipped, incantatory verse shined from whorls somewhere between Gummo and As I Lay Dying, Mark Gluth’s No Other invents new ambient psychological terraforma of rare form, a world by turns humid and eerie, nowhere and now, like a blacklight in a locked room.

Monologue topics:  the holidays, Santa, mail, answering questions with questions.