When Trisha Low moves west, her journey is motivated by the need to arrive “somewhere better”―someplace utopian, like revolution; or safe, like home; or even clarifying, like identity. Instead, she faces the end of her relationships, a family whose values she has difficulty sharing, and America’s casual racism, sexism, and homophobia. In this book-length essay, the problem of how to account for one's life comes to the fore―sliding unpredictably between memory, speculation, self-criticism, and art criticism, Low seeks answers that she knows she won't find. Attempting to reconcile her desires with her radical politics, she asks: do our quests to fulfill our deepest wishes propel us forward, or keep us trapped in the rubble of our deteriorating world?
- Publisher : Coffee House Press; 1st edition (August 13, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 168 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1566895510
- ISBN-13 : 978-1566895514
- Item Weight : 8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.1 inches