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By Matthew D. Remski

Remski's first novel is a love tale of surprising proportions set in Toronto. it really is advised from the perspective of a guy remembering his lifestyles growing to be up together with his sister whom he's in love with. It paints an unsatisfied and twisted formative years which ends up in a fair extra unsatisfied maturity for the narrator. the radical is wealthy with darkish secrets and techniques and the intricacies of Catholic mythology and its collision with and submersion by way of North American tradition.

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LEAVE THE HIGHWAY AND MAKE LOVE TO A LAVA FLOW WITH THE GRACE OF YOUR TWISTING METAL. YOU HAVE NOWHERE ELSE TO GO, WHY PRETEND YOU DO. WRITE A POEM ABOUT dying for veronica — 23 TORNADOES. RESEARCH THE SUBLIME. WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED, BEGIN AGAIN, READING ALL THE BOOKS BACKWARDS. REMEMBER THE WORDS OF THE APOSTLE CONCERNING THE GROANING OF A WORLD IN DELIVERANCE. PREPARE FOR POST-PARTUM DEPRESSION, PLACENTAL SCHIST. MAKE A DESK OF CEDARWOOD, PUT IT ON THE PORCH OF A THATCHED HUT IN THE FOREST, FALL ASLEEP THERE EVERY DAY AT THREE O'CLOCK.

Who would want to adopt this cultural history? Womb-dreams may suffice for a lived life, says a hidden voice. Somewhere there are tears of pure formaldehyde. Somebody give that reporter a surgical mask! Get that novelist out of here! This is a sterile dying for veronica — 41 the sky like Teresa of Avila watching the beginning of a rainfall on a verdant hillside while in the village below gypsy musicians strike up an ancient quadrille. Thank God your imagination healed everything, sister, or was it mine?

Rue Ste-Catherine in Montreal? Towards Glace Bay? St. John's? Gander? Greenland? Red lights in Amsterdam? A slaughterhouse under an apartment block in Cairo? Do I face Auschwitz? Where is my Mecca? Is it your turkey skeleton, Veronica, varnished and primed for museum flight? ) Is it the hull of the old family station wagon, rusting to oblivion in a Riverdale junkyard? Can we ever again trust the compass in the plastic womb of the dashboard Mary? Why are all the mapmakers munching Cheese Doodles as they sit palely in front of underground computer screens looking at the world through secret communion with whizzing satellites?

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