Through her practice of speculative past-making and insistent futurity, Alsous lays bare the impossibility of belonging in the world as it is now.
The music in this book is generated by a constellation of fellow artists and history makers that Ali has gathered across time and space.
No one can fully understand the dissolution of marriage outside of the couple. The little ways that couples cut and cut and cut at each other are too individualized. Yet this song was such a deep embodiment of my feelings about my marriage at the time.
I’ve often heard that a story’s ending should change the way the reader sees everything that has led to that point. It’s the moment when the story’s pieces snap into place, when all the seemingly unrelated scenes become unified in the climactic light.
A Horrendous Day in the Neighborhood: A Review of Bound in the Bond of Life, Pittsburgh Writers Reflect on the Tree of Life Tragedy
The massacre is considered the largest ever terror act against Jews on American soil. But it is not a book created only for students of Jewish history. The imperative to a general readership calls to mind James Joyce’s quote: that in the particular is the