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A Nightwood Editions title, distributed by Harbour Publishing

NOT YET PUBLISHED
ISBN 13: 978-0-88971-366-6
ISBN 10: 0-88971-366-9
Paperback
5.5 x 8
October 2019
CAD$18.95 • USD$18.95

Belated Bris of the Brainsick

Book Description

Belated Bris of the Brainsick traces 1) a belated and in some ways violent revelation about one’s ancestry and one’s past, 2) a resultant mental breakdown and 3) the pursuit of a new life with someone else who lives with mental illness. These events and the styles in which they are told are inflected by queer, transgender and disabled perspectives and aesthetics. If there is a narrative arc to the collection, it is not the usual one of falling ill and then regaining health; rather, it is the pursuit of a “queered” version of health.