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By the book’s end, however, what Calkins achieves is a realism of her own that lays bare grief and trauma."

Lauren Kinney, Los Angeles Review of Books

 

What literature such as Fugitive Assemblage offers us during our current crisis is a moment to break away from the individualist ideology that we, in the United States, have absorbed, a chance to practice a type of plurality that helps us hold a multitude of painful and often contradictory truths at once. Or, at the very least, it shows us how to expand and connect, to be utterly open to the urgency of that possibility. In so doing, we might feel less alone.

Alissa Hattman, The Big Other

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