By Eugene Marten
A spare and chilling account of the day by day adventure of Sloper, a janitor in a big-city workplace construction, Waste explores the import of the discarded—for those that generate it, those that eliminate it, and those that are themselves discarded. From the standard prospect of his station, Sloper uncovers ominous danger in lives he slightly brushes.
“Only Eugene Marten can maintain a reader enthralled with the trivia of a janitorial life. From the main not going of matters Marten constructs, with nice care and taking pleasure in each sentence, a spellbinding paintings. accurately and exquisitely precise, Waste is a stark little masterpiece.” —Brian Evenson
“There is not anything particularly just like the managed burn of Eugene Marten’s proseis a thrilling and unnerving piece of fiction.” —Sam Lipsyte
“When a poet friend had placed a replica of Waste into my fingers, I right now went nuts till I had gotten myself involved with its writer for so as to add to my family a provide of adequate copies to scare all my author neighbors with. the following, stated I, in wild proclamation, is one for heritage and a half.” —Gordon Lish
Eugene Marten is the writer of 3 novels with a fourth, Layman’s document, at the approach from Dzanc Books. He lives along with his spouse in la, California.