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Layman's Report, by Eugene Marten

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Layman's Report, by Eugene Marten


Layman's Report, by Eugene Marten

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Publication Date: November 19, 2013
Paperback: 300 pages
ISBN: 9781938604270
Trim: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.1


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Fred. An ordinary man. Repairs office copiers by day, works on his own inventions by night.

Fred. Builds a better electric chair, patents a lethal injection machine, corners the capital punishment market.

Fred. Looks for love, finds it in the arms of the Holocaust-denial movement--for better or for worse.

Inspired by the life of Fred a. Leuchter, Jr., subject of the Errol Morris documentary Mr. Death, Layman's Report starts with the truth and goes where only great fiction can.


"An explosive road trip novel." --Vanity Fair of Firework

"Mr. Marten writes with the uninhibited zeal of someone who makes novels because he wants to." --The New York Observer

"When a poet pal had put a copy of Waste into my hands, I right away went, said I, in wild proclamation, is one for history and a half." --Gordon Lish, in praise of Waste



Eugene Marten is the author of Waste, In the Blind, and Firework. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife.