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We: a reimagined family history
"A haunting, lyrical portrait of the 'we' that lurks in every family.
ART: orginal images by Debra Di Blasi
SOUND: original music by Patch Rubin
In order to extract something beyond beautiful from ordinary words, c.vance retold his family's history abstractly rather than using the traditional memoir form. Somewhere in the process, the story infected words and the words became fable. Now, the author finds it difficult to remember if his grandfather really built bridges or something else – and in what way his father actually harvested land – and where his parents in fact met – and how the world truly ended. In some places, the words succeeded in becoming something beautiful and factual; in other places, the fable is more honest than anything that actually happened. FINE ART LIMITED EDITION: The miniature house of We is constructed of bamboo and might very well be from a child's nightmare. Set slightly awry on wheels, the house contains a surreal diorama that can be viewed through the front door. A porthole magnifies the book's miniaturized text and images stored in the "attic" and fed through the slotted roof for viewing.
|| c.vance is the author of the alley flowers bloom for every drunk who pisses on them save for me. He co-hosts Drunken Literates, a podcast of smart, irreverant discussions about literature, with interviews of mildly or seriously inebriated writers, publishers and other creative people. He works as a day laborer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.