Xen: The Zen of the Other
In a world devoid of rites of passage, Ezra Buckley finds himself confronted with the very real prospect of having a life-changing, Liminal experience in the woods of Big Sur. Will he survive it? Is it even real?
Xen is a work that confronts the questions of identity, modernity, life, the other, and the place for rites of passage in the modern world. Xen is a work of deindustrial magical realism.
This work is part of the Liminal Cycle Trilogy
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I’ve never met Ezra Buckley; I heard he wrote 23,000-page Exegesis on the magic that precedes space-time, then burned it and scattered the ashes off the coast of Malibu. Some ashes reassembled and formed this book. I mean, that’s just what I heard. – PropAnon
“I enjoyed reading Xen: The Zen of the Other, but the audio radio play is even better. Its gusto voice acting, hypnotic musicscapes, and mystical plot all add up to a transporting experience that’s beyond what we normally expect from a book recording.” – Joe Nolan, The Contributor
“…wildly creative experiments with form…through a down-to-earth lens and with a sense of humor. … I felt spoken to many times as Ezra articulated his own frustrations with life and with his own expectations of the world.” – DAVID AMITO, award-winning Actor. Writer, Producer, Director of Antrum
“I just finished reading this a few minutes ago. I guess “finished” isn’t really the correct wording… because I’ve really just begun.” Reader on Reddit