Welcome to The Madison Review's new series The Extended Cut, where we showcase exceptional work that was not a good fit for the fall spring editions of our journal. Our third piece we are sharing is "King Rat" by Benjamin Harnett, a work that shines new light on the familiar and carves meaning from the mundane.
Benjamin was born in Cooperstown, NY. He studied at Hamilton College and the University of Pennsylvania, and finished his MA at Columbia University. He is currently working on some problems in ancient history associated with the origin of the codex book. He is dedicated to the Oxford comma.