[09/14/2021] Brocken Spectre by Jacques J. Rancourt
Alice James Books, paperback
Publication Date: September 14, 2021
Publisher Marketing: Set in San Francisco, Brocken Spectre examines the way the past presses up against the present. The speaker, raised in the wake of the AIDS crisis, engages with ideas of belatedness, of looking back to a past that cannot be inhabited, of the ethics of memory, and of the dangers in memorializing and romanticizing tragedy.