Ben Marcus's The Flame Alphabet novel and short film

Author Ben Marcus sent me a link to this video based on his new novel due out next week, titled The Flame Alphabet. Judging by this animation and Ben's description, I expect it to be a delightfully dark and weird tale. Ben says:

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The novel is about a toxic language that comes from children. It has an invented religious cult in it (with sermons transmitted by underground radio), and it has weaponized languages that give children a level of power they cannot handle. It's also about families–how impossible and yet necessary they are. And it's about communication itself–what, if anything, we are without it.

The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus (Amazon)