According to their website:
Les Figues Press is a small independent press, publishing TrenchArt, an annual subscription series of novella-size books of literary prose and poetry. The idea behind TrenchArt is fairly simple. First, the Press wanted pocket-size books by writers asking big questions – what is art, what is human, what is necessary – published in a loosely constructed conversation, hence the annual series. We wanted these books to be grounded in literary tradition, even as the work sought to push that tradition’s present limit, so we designed the books with a classic front cover and an original piece of contemporary art on the back. Finally, more established writers provide introductions to the individual books, thus supplying a framework for readers while welcoming the new work into a larger literary community.
In Dies, Place withholds the period for 117 pages and one long night as its legless narrator recounts the war journey that has lead him to his final point of final truth, next to an armless man making stew. Place’s single sentence unmoors time and space, subject and object, victim and perpetrator, in a voice sanctifying everything and elegizing nothing.