Super Cell Anemia
Super Cell Anemia by Duncan B. Barlow. I already ordered it; I should get it next week or this weekend, hopefully.
A man who is obsessed with germs is obliged to bite on copper strips to keep from electrocuting himself--or others. While chased by a mutant cat man, suspected by the police, and desperately searching for a cure, it's no wonder that dating presents a particular challenge.
It was just released this year, and, as far as I know, it's the author's first book. From the mini-reviews I've read so far, it sounds like it's pretty amazing:
"In Barlow's Cincinnati-gone-strange, a germ-obsessed electrified man finds himself at the mercy of a mutant cat man, an odd doctor, misguided policemen, and (perhaps worst of all) the terrors of dating. Unrelentingly bizarre and mysterious, unsettling in all the right ways, Super Cell Anemia is a strange and powerful debut." --Brian Evenson, author of The Open Curtain, The Wavering Knife: Stories, and Altmann's Tongue
"Prepare yourself, good reader, for you are about to have the great fortune of meeting Gilles, dreamer of dark and beautiful dreams, spinner of strange syntax, copper biter, spark shooter, cat chaser, tunnel explorer, vigilant neighbor and, most importantly, hero of this knockout novel. Go ahead, try it, see for yourself (the guy, like the book, is high-voltage)...shake his hand..." --Laird Hunt, author of The Impossibly, Indiana, Indiana (The Dark and Lovely Portions of the Night) and The Exquisite
Check it out. if you want to
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