By Craig Seligman / The Bulletin
April 1, 2012
“The Flame Alphabet” by Ben Marcus (Knopf, 289 pgs., $25.95)
In the strange world of Ben Marcus’s novel “The Flame Alphabet,” language has turned poisonous. Only children are immune to its toxins, and so children, all of a sudden, are dangerous: Their singing and shouting and jabbering can....