This “novel” is novel indeed; a variform narrative incorporating, among other things, letters to a dead man and a tentative tale of a severed head. It’s a curious brew, heavily laced with impressions, observations and fantastic, almost hallucinatory images. (How else would one describe the author’s elderly mother giving birth to a full-​grown…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading John Edgar Wideman leads readers into a twisting, fantastical novel
Kathleen “kit” McCafferty, a victim of childhood sexual abuse, has never discussed her trauma with anyone, and its residual rage and pain have left her estranged from her shell-​shocked husband and grown children. Now approaching death, Kit is determined to complete and bequeath to her family a series of confessional notebooks, in order…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Local authors on the shelf
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