Joseph Clayton Mills Zyxt

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An anthology of alienation from A to Z, Zyxt consists of 24 brief and darkly comic tales of idealism and despair; friendship and self-loathing; murder and madness. An unnamed narrator recounts a series of anecdotes about his dearest friends - a collection of misanthropic academics, misfortunate composers, and melancholy astronomers - that together form a mosaic of parables, fables, and paradoxes for the bitter and disaffected.

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Joseph Clayton Mills is an artist, writer, and musician who lives and works in Chicago. His text-based paintings, assemblages, and installations have been exhibited in Chicago, New York, and Europe and his work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New Yorker. He is also an active participant in the improvised and experimental music community in Chicago, most notably as a member of the band Haptic. His recordings have appeared on numerous labels, including FSS, Bloodlust!, and Entr'acte

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The stories... are reminiscent of Borges in their playfulness, Calvino in their precision and concision, and, most important, Bernhard in their wry misanthropy. The book fairly runs over with the under-appreciated joys of misanthropy mixed with a fundamental love of human strangeness. --Levi Stahl, I'veBeenReadingLately

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