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Library of Small Catastrophes

Written by: Alison C. Rollins
Narrated by: Janina Edwards
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Library of Small Catastrophes, Alison Rollins's ambitious debut collection, interrogates the body and nation as storehouses of countless tragedies. Drawing from Jorge Luis Borges's fascination with the library, Rollins uses the concept of the archive to offer a lyric history of the ways in which we process loss. "Memory is about the future, not the past", she writes, and rather than shying away from the anger, anxiety, and mourning of her narrators, Rollins's poetry seeks to challenge the status quo, engaging in a diverse, boundary-defying dialogue with an ever-present reminder of the ways race, sexuality, spirituality, violence, and American culture collide.

©2019 Alison C. Rollins (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Delightful… for bibliophiles

What a delightful little audiobook! Perfect for bibliophiles ~ who else would delight at stories in the stacks, shelving by Dewey decimals? Enjoyed the AI musings.

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