By Anna Journey
These essays swerve artfully between topics—a recollection of a private rupture and resulting name to a suicide hotline opens right into a attention of taxidermy and lyric time; a mother’s penchant for telling macabre tales on the dinner desk connects to campfire songs and the cultural significance of yankee roots tune; and a tattoo artist named after a pirate-themed rum reminds us how we inscribe our skins and spirits during the intimate gestures of ink. this can be a first assortment from an essayist of the top order.
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