You call it hanging out. She tells you this is a weird euphemism, but she is older than you and though that makes her decidedly more attractive, you won’t say dating or even seeing each other, as she does. You won’t call her your girlfriend, even after she calls you her boyfriend.Read more.
Her 37th Year: An Index
Using the form of an alphabetical index with entries like “DEATH” “DESIRE” “DESPAIR” “DREAMS” “DRESS” “DURAS, MARGUERITE” “DUBOIS, BLANCHE,” (and that’s just “d”), Suzanne Scanlon tells the story of a life-altering love affair. Fans of Jenny Ofill’s Dept. of Speculation will feel right at home here; though the books are very different, they share a similar tense, sparing and judicious use of language, and even a similar mood, and a similar cumulative effect of emotional devastation. Enjoy!!
“Its structure is brilliant, an archive of longing both poetic and precise; a love-letter to language. I still feel hypnotized.” — Megan Sielstra.
Her 37th Year: An Index is published by Noemi Press.