Author: Mac Wellman
Publisher: Ugly Duckling Presse (2019)
Awe is the tale of the three dead letters of the English language: Thorn, Eth, and AE (pronounced —-). The teller of these stories, for there are more than one, is an old cat (O/C) with the sad excuse of a story tale, er, tail; and a mess of other possible tails and worlds (that is), a mess of If(f)s; both blissful and broken by the sheer, immense particularity of it all; and so he glows in the dark. A wise cat among wonders. A cat who challenges all tails but his own….
"What Wellman does best [is] approach the mystery of things without succumbing to the mute darkness."
"Wellman is our latter-day Brecht, providing the Verfremdung, the ‘making strange’ that makes us see what has been before us all along."