In these times of fragments and fragmented times, what are the shapes of our comfort. Built and imagined. What gives boundaries and connection, healing and shelter, familiar pathways and points of rebellion.
Join us for a virtual discussion of Qiu Miaojin's Notes of a Crocodile, led by Paul Lisicky in the July edition of #APStogether, our series of virtual book clubs, free and open to all. Starting July 8, you can read Paul's daily posts, and comments from our fellow readers, on our Twitter and Instagram accounts. Then join us for a virtual discussion at the end of the book club, on July 20—register here.
"So where is it, then? Where is the rightful life that is awaiting us? Where is that undiscovered territory? Where the air is clear and consciences are clean. How do we get there? How do we cut our path through this wilderness? How do we run up our flags and stake our claims? The tyranny, the tyranny of these dreams of peace and quiet."
Bette Howland's "To the Country" is part of her collected stories, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage. Order your copy.