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Ben Jones

Ben Jones is a former editor of The Adventure Library. He has been awarded fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His novel The Rope Eater was named one of the Top Ten Debuts of 2004 by the American Library Association. He prefers to live by rivers.


Wood is not enough and stone not enough. The house is trembling always, and everywhere John sees rotting, cracking, paint peeling, pipes leaking. If the decay is not apparent, it is because it is hidden and pernicious. He feels panicked,…