Author of AGAINST A DARKENING SKY, THE EMPTY ROOM, OUR DAILY BREAD, and others. Find out more at www.LaurenBDavis.com. I read as if my sanity depended upon it.. . . oh, wait, it does! Snort.
If you are in the mood for a slim volume of elegaic-poetry-prose, look no farther. Set in the mind of a narrator grieving her father's loss, she might be in the morgue, she might be in a hotel room and the characters she encounters might not exist. That's all the plot there is. A mourning mind wrapped tight in lyrical prose -- intelligent and brave. Claire Donato clearly has a poet's sensibility, and a prima word-ballerina she is.