“Forty-Four Fragments is a durational writing project done alongside Wreck City: Demo Tape in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. All entries are written by the author, J.D. Mersault.
Part aesthetic philosophy, part comedy, part love story, Forty-Four Fragments for a Car Wash is an epistolary novel written in the empty parking lot of a pre-demolition building. Through the fragments, the book follows the life of a narrator obsessed with sexuality, repetition, isolation, and the great abandoned car wash of all things: other people.