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Guernica Editions, Fall 2015
112 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550719338
ISBN10: 1550719335
English
Translated from the French
$5.95 Canada, $5.95 US


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In a letter that she writes to a certain Théodore, the narrator in Images evokes a tumultuous period in her life: her adolescence. During this period, filled with anxiety and panic, she found help and comfort from Dorothée, a young woman barely older than her, who helped her escape her nightmare existence. What was the young Isaac so afraid of at the time? And why is she now remembering the terrifying events of her youth? Images is about the fear of dying, the pull death has on us, and how we seek the help and comfort of others in an effort to escape this nightmare.
The fear is overpowering. So overpowering. Sometimes I can no longer move. I remain lying down in fear. I can hardly breathe,

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