Martian Lit Releases Nathaniel Tower’s Nagging Wives, Foolish Husbands

Nagging Wives, Foolish HusbandsMartian Lit is proud to announce the publication of Nathaniel Tower’s Nagging Wives, Foolish Husbands, a collection of absurd and literary short stories examining the surreal experiences of married life.

The book has already received considerable praise:

“Most people probably think that marriage is surreal enough, but Nathaniel Tower takes the absurdity a step further in this imaginative collection. In examining characters who give birth to boots, find gorillas in their spare bedrooms, and cheat the Potato King out of a stolen ring, Tower delights the reader at the same time that he provides strangely tender and apt insight into how we live our lives together.”
– David S. Atkinson, author of Bones Buried in the Dirt

“Wildebeests and gorillas in the house, a woman giving birth to a boot, babies who grow up before their time, a woman in love with a blade of grass — welcome to the weird, surreal, fascinating world of Nate Tower where anything and everything goes. Brilliant, witty, and satirical — I haven’t had this much fun reading fiction since Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Welcome to the Monkey House’ and Thomas Pynchon’s ‘The Crying of Lot 49.’”
– Jeffrey Miller, author of Ice Cream Headache

“Nathaniel Tower has an innate gift of making the implausible, the impossible, the insignificant spring to life as evidenced in his new story collection Nagging Wives, Foolish Husbands. What is utterly absurd becomes a form of (suspended) reality that this reader accepted and followed to its conclusion, with interest, and in some stories a pang of concern. Tower’s collection brings to mind the brain of Kafka.”
– Susan Tepper, author of The Merrill Diaries

Nagging Wives, Foolish Husbands runs 134 pages and sports a cover by Christopher Coffey. It retails for $9.99 in print and $4.99 on Kindle.

Nathaniel Tower (whose birthday is today!) has created a short trailer for the book, which you can watch here:

Martian Lit is a small publisher specializing in smart but offbeat material. We’re very proud of this excellent book, and we appreciate your support!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

In 1996, while still an undergraduate, Dr. Julian Darius founded what would become Sequart Organization, which publishes non-fiction and documentary films on comic books and promotes the medium as a legitimate form of art. After graduating magna cum laude from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin), he obtained his M.A. in English, authoring a thesis on John Milton and utopianism. In 2002, he moved to Waikiki, teaching college while obtaining an M.A. in French (high honors) and a Ph.D. in English. In 2011, he founded Martian Lit. He currently lives in Illinois.

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