The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far

Stories
Product Number: EB00646102
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781566894067
Publisher: Coffee House Press
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Description

Characters defy physics to escape the pain of love and loss in this literary blend of photography and prose offering "an otherworldly kind of pleasure" (Kenyon Review). When love, lust, and longing have all but killed you, and Newtonian physics has become too painfully restrictive, is it possible to find freedom in another dimension? Have you lost the will to live, or merely the will to live as human? This unique collection of stories and photographs is populated with castaways in unmapped terrain. Characters burrow underground in tunnels made by ancient nautiluses. They lay eggs by the seashore, and greet the sailors who come to carry those eggs away. And each by each, they choose to live—but to surrender their human forms. From within their peculiar realms of being, they learn to live in unbounded states, with edges that can no longer be marked, and meanings that can no longer be defined. "Blurring the edges of reality and challenging the body's limits, Wikswo offers a glimpse of what could transpire if our deepest desires devoured us" (Bookslut).

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Author(s): Quintan Ana Wikswo
Original Publish Date: May 18, 2015

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