Language can literally kill in The Flame Alphabet‘s horrifying and weird world. Children have the ability to kill their elders simply by speaking to them, and the search for a cure is reminiscent of the twisted scientific experiments of the Holocaust.
It’s disturbing, but as our reviewer writes, it’s “an especially thoughtful book [and] a frightening admonition of one father’s love for his daughter, and will to survive.”
The book trailer from Doubleday is sufficiently terrifying — but what I love most about it is that it was made by artist and fellow author Erin Cosgrove! Check it out:
The Flame Alphabet sounds completely unlike anything I’ve ever read. Do you read experimental fiction?