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)