L: And Things Come Apart
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L: And Things Come Apart

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A small flat sits unoccupied above Henry's cafe. When a woman comes to rent the room, Henry's world begins an unusual transformation. As they grow closer the city itself is affected, changed, and slowly dismantled. Unsure if he is a victim of his own senility, the chaos inches closer and Henry suspects it may have something to do with the woman upstairs and the stranger sh...more
Paperback, 138 pages
Published April 15th 2010 by Invisible Publishing
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L (and things come apart), by Ian Orti, is a haunting novella about a disintegrating marriage, a disintegrating mind, or maybe both. L (and things come apart) is an extended prose poem about a new relationship springing from the ashes of a lacerated and incinerated relationship. L (and things come apart) is all this and more.

Cafe owner Henry seems to acquiesce to being cuckolded and humiliated by his nameless wife, a museum director, who invites her lovers to interminable dinner parties in the h...more
Dean Garlick
A fantastic piece of magical realism. Narrative informs reality here, more than the other way around.
Chloe Vice
Simply a good read. Well executed and thought out. Great editor too!
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Ian Orti is a Canadian writer who travels extensively. He writes books which sometimes win awards and frequently writes articles and columns in magazines, as well as the occasional story or poem in a literary journal. He is a senior editor of The Barnstormer, a literary sports journal.

he is currently working on lots of other stuff.

His work has been describe as:

"...unlike anything I've read before....more
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