Vanishing Monuments (eBook)
de John Elizabeth Stintzi
Sobre o livro
Alani Baum, a non-binary photographer and teacher, hasnt seen their mother since they ran away with their girlfriend when they were seventeen -- almost thirty years ago. But when Alani gets a call from a doctor at the assisted living facility where their mother has been for the last five years, they learn that their mothers dementia has worsened and appears to have taken away her ability to speak. As a result, Alani suddenly find themselves running away again -- only this time, theyre running back to their mother.
Staying at their mothers empty home, Alani attempts to tie up the loose ends of their mothers life while grappling with the painful memories thatin the face of their mothers disease -- theyre terrified to lose. Meanwhile, the memories inhabiting the house slowly grow animate, and the longer Alani is there, the longer theyre forced to confront the fact that any closure they hope to get from this homecoming will have to be manufactured.
This beautiful, tenderly written debut novel by Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers winner John Elizabeth Stintzi explores what haunts us most, bearing witness to grief over not only what is lost, but also what remains.