Equal parts fiction, poetry, autobiography and myth, these distilled stories follow a girl named June in search of her own beginning. They are coming of age stories, in which sexual and romantic underpinnings force June, both waking and dreaming, to struggle with her identity as a real person as well as a scripted character. While she sometimes appears to be no more than the sound of her own name, observant and deeply aware, she is grounded in the textured inner landscape that is her entire existence. Drawing on the irrational but evocative properties of sound and rhythm, rich in imagery, these writings employ a syntax of sensation, pleasure, desire, anguish, that graphs the nerves beneath the skin. In her small, fabled world, June's closest friends are a man who wears a monocle and a red chair that struts about and misbehaves in a way June can only dream of. There are moments in June's narratives, both for June and the reader, when the whole world drops away, and one realizes suddenly what it means to fall in some obediently human way. It is from these unfixable points that June considers herself, and all that happens, or waits in constant deferral, to happen.
|Publisher:||D C Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.68(w) x 7.42(h) x 0.41(d)|
About the Author
Born in Montreal in 1968, Amanda Marchand is a writer and photographer presently living in New York. Selected writings have appeared in: You and Your Bright Ideas: New Montreal Writing, Matrix number 51, Prose Poems and Sudden Fictions: Moosehead Review number 6, Throat, and Index Vol.2 number 6. She has published two chapbooks, "This Tastiness Cannot be Carried Even by Both Hands"(Glass-Eye Press), and "June Makes a Friend" (Conundrum Press). She holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BA from Queen's University. She recently completed a two-year residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts while in San Francisco.