The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus

Ben Marcus reads from his third novel, The Flame Alphabet, forthcoming from Knopf in January 2012.

Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Ben Marcus’s The Flame Alphabet and Amy Newman’s Dear Editor, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.