Fiction. Set in the mind of a narrator who is grieving the loss of her father, who conflates her hotel room with the morgue, and who encounters characters that may not exist, BURIAL is a little novel about an immeasurable black hole. Like a 21st century Lispector, Donato grapples with ontology and trades plot for ambience; the result is an elegy in prose at once lyrical and intelligent, with no small amount of rot and vomit and ghosts. "Claire Donato's patient, immersive meditation on death and mourning designed in precise ...

Burial 2013, Tarpaulin Sky Press

ISBN-13: 9781939460011

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