paperback, 135 pages, 6 x 7 3/4 in
Publication Date: 2005
In this brilliant work that transcends genre--lyric essay, prose poem, philosophical fiction--Fanny Howe pursues her realization that keen metaphysical inquiry is radically essential to everyday life. Howe adds the stunning new coda Glasstown: Where Something Got Broken to her earlier work The Lives of a Spirit.
The quotidian brushes up against the infinite in her ongoing effort to answer ancient quetions: "Little word, who said me? Am I owned or free?" "With extraordinary self-scrutiny and complexity--and unmatchable musical poise and beauty--Fanny Howe examines our relationship with 'other' worlds, purgatories of various kinds: genetic, historical, theological. --Jorie Graham.