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Download Blackouts pdf by Justin Torres, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in October 10, 2023 in PDF format. The file contains more than 306 pages …

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TitleBlackouts
AuthorJustin Torres
PublisherFarrar, Straus and Giroux
LanguageEnglish
Published dateOctober 10, 2023
FormatPDF
Pages306
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Summary

From the bestselling author of We the Animals, Blackouts mines lost histories–personal and collective.Out in the desert in a place called the Palace, a young man tends to a dying soul, someone he once knew briefly, but who has haunted the edges of his life. Juan Gay–playful raconteur, child lost and found and lost, guardian of the institutionalized–has a project to pass along to this new narrator. It is inspired by a true artifact of a book, Sex Variants: A Study in Homosexual Patterns, which contains stories collected in the early twentieth century from queer subjects by a queer researcher, Jan Gay, whose groundbreaking work was then co-opted by a committee, her name buried. As Juan waits for his end, he and the narrator trade stories–moments of joy and oblivion–and resurrect lost loves, lives, mothers, fathers, minor heroes. The past is with us, beside us, ahead of us; what are we to create from its gaps and erasures?Inspired by Kiss of the Spider Woman, Pedro Páramo, Voodoo Macbeth, the book at its own center and the woman who created it, oral histories, and many more texts, images, and influences, Justin Torres’s Blackouts is a work of fiction that sees through the inventions of history and narrative. An extraordinary work of creative imagination, it insists that we look long and steady at the world we have inherited and the world we have made–a world full of ghostly shadows and flashing moments of truth.


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