Mandell’s translation of Zone, the 500-page, 1-sentence novel is forthcoming, eventually, from Open Letter.
You can whet your appetite for Zone by reading The Quarterly Conversation’s essay on the book. Here was what François Monti thought of the novel’s conceit:
Many pages in this book beg for periods that never come. What makes some unpunctuated or oddly punctuated books great is the creativity with which authors solve the stylistic problem they set up for themselves. But in the case of Zone there is little attempt to play with the consequences of this largely symbolic decision.
That being . . . continue reading, and add your comments