Publication Date: 01/11/2019 ISBN: 9781913097110 Category:

Axiomatic

Maria Tumarkin

Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Publication Date: 01/11/2019 ISBN: 9781913097110 Category:
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How to speak of the searing, unpindownable power that the past – ours, our family’s, our culture’s – wields in the present? In five long sections, Maria Tumarkin’s Axiomatic tells true and intimate stories of a community dealing with the extended aftermath of a suicide, a grandmother’s quest to kidnap her grandson to keep him safe, one community lawyer’s battle inside and against the justice system, the effects of multigenerational trauma, and the history of the author’s longest friendship. In writing that is inventive, bold, and generous, Axiomatic is a brilliantly inventive exploration of how the past shapes our culture.

Publisher Review

`Maria Tumarkin's shape-shifting AXIOMATIC deploys all the resources of narrative, reportage and essay. It is a work of great power and beauty.' - Pankaj Mishra, GUARDIAN

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