Fiction. Experimental Writing. This rueful tale follows an Olympic gold medal winner and his girlfriend on a cross-country trip to revisit his brief moment of triumph and his subsequent long haul on the promotions circuit. Composed in the tradition of constraint writing, Nufer's smart, flirtatious tour-de-force combines comic gusto and technical virtuosity, while providing penetrating thoughts on our country's obsession with private foibles and public image. Rebecca Brown lauds this "brainy, babbly, wry" work as "more fun than a crossword puzzle at a linguists' convention", while Michael Upchurch deems NEGATIVELAND "an intricate, multi-layered masterpiece by a writer who's a true original".
Doug Nufer is the author of the poetry collections WE WERE WEREWOLVES (Make Now, 2008), The Dammed (ubu.com, 2011), and Lounge Acts (Insert Blanc, 2013). His novels include METAMORPHOSIS (Sagging Meniscus Press, 2018), Lifeline Rule (Spuyten Duyvil, 2015), BY KELMAN OUT OF PESSOA (Les Figues, 2011), The Mudflat Man/The River Boys (soultheft records, 2006), On the Roast (Chiasmus, 2004), NEGATIVELAND (Autonomedia, 2004), and Never Again (Black Square, 2004). His latest book is Rotalever Revelator (Sagging Meniscus, 2020). He sells wine in Seattle. Author City: SEATTLE, WA USA