Belated Bris of the Brainsick, Lucas Crawford

Title: Belated Bris of the Brainsick
Author: Lucas Crawford
Publisher: Nightwood Editions
Published: 2019
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback

This book was a donation from the publisher.

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.

(Text from Harbour Publishing.)

Published by Gender Community Lending Library

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