The Remains

The Remains

Regular price £11.99

Margo Glantz

Category: Fiction General

Publication date: 3/14/23

Publisher: Charco Press

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 134 pages, No

Weight: 204

Dimensions: 198 x 132 x 14

After her ex-husband dies unexpectedly, Nora GarcA-a travels to the funeral, back to a Mexican village from her past and the art and music of their life together. The way you hold a cello, the way light lands on a Caravaggio, the way the castrati hit notes like no one else could�_"a lifetime of conversations about art and music and history unfolds for Nora GarcA-a as she and a crowd of friends and fans send off her recently deceased ex-husband, Juan. Like any good symphony, there are themes and repetitions and contrapuntal notes. We pingpong back and forth between Nora�_Ts life with Juan (a renowned pianist and composer, and just as accomplished a raconteur) and the present day (the presentness of the past), where she sits among his familiar things, next to his coffin, breathing in the particular mix of mildew and lilies that overwhelm this day and her thoughts. In Glantz�_Ts hands, music and art access our most intimate selves, illustrating and creating our identities, and offering us ways to express love and loss and bewilderment when words cannot suffice. As Nora says, �_oLife is an absurd wound: I think I deserve to be given condolences.�__