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Ether

(2011)
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A bearded man in a badly soiled suit known only as The Stranger wanders an apocalyptic landscape on the fringes of a dying metropolis, looking for a way to "get back on top." Thwarted and rejected at every turn by old friends and strangers alike - even by the author of this novel, whom he visits repeatedly in unsuccessful attempts to determine his own narrative - his impotence and rage are expressed in acts of seemingly senseless violence. The various characters he encounters on his journey - a pack of sadistic boys, skinheads who beat him senseless, a deaf-mute woman who tries to heal him, a sidewalk preacher, and a deranged man who identifies him as The One - avoid or abuse him, or attempt to follow him.

Entertaining, disturbing, and wildly intelligent, written with sinister humor and great compassion, Ether reflects on the possibilities and consequences of forgiveness, the problems of faith, and the trials of creation.

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Paperback Editions

October 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ether
Author(s): Ben Ehrenreich
ISBN: 0-87286-518-5 / 978-0-87286-518-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ether
Author(s): Ben Ehrenreich
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA