Ebb by Grant Maierhofer
Pub. Date: April 4, 2023
Ebb is a novel in the tradition of Gadsby, and A Void, written without the letter A, the third-most used letter in English. It concerns a community of artists and others, engaging in their lives and figuring things out. A Oulipian experiment wherein things fall apart.
Triangulating and transforming Georges Perec, Gertrude Stein, and Andy Warhol, Grant Maierhofer has relocated 11 rue Simon-Crubellier to "the house with evil," narrated the unmaking of Americans, and eliminated "a" from a novel. The prose flows, the affect ebbs, and the reader wends. This book belongs on the shelf in your room with books. - Craig Dworkin, author of No Medium and The Pine-Woods Notebook