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Tender

Harwicz, Ariana, Orloff, Carolina, McDermott, Annie
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Charco Press
Published: February 15, 2022
ISBN: 9781913867126
120 pages, No
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£9.99

The third and final installment of Ariana Harwicz’s “Involuntary Trilogy” finds us on familiar, disquieting ground. Under the spell of a mother’s madness, the French countryside transforms into a dreamscape of interconnected imagery: animals, desire, the functions of the body. Most troublingly: the comfort of a teenage son. Scorning the bourgeois mores and conventionality of their small town, she withdraws him from school and the two embark on ever more antisocial and dangerous behavior.  Harwicz is at her best here, building an interior world so robust, and so grotesque, that it eclipses our shared reality. Savage, and savagely funny, she leaves us singed, if not scorched.

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