The Sorrow Proper

The Sorrow Proper

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The Sorrow Proper is a novel-length investigation of the anxiety that accompanies change. A group of aging librarians must decide whether to fight or flee from the end of print and the rise of electronic publications, while the parents of the young girl who died in front of the library struggle with their role in her loss. Anchored by the transposed stories of a photographer and his deaf mathematician lover each mourning the other's death, The Sorrow Proper attempts to illustrate how humans of all relations--lovers, parents, colleagues--cope with and challenge social "progress," a mechanism that requires we ignore, and ultimately forget, the residual in order to make room for the new, to tell a story that resists "The End."
Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI : Dzanc Books, 2015.
ISBN: 9781938103001
Branch Call Number: DRAGE
Characteristics: 148 pages ; 22 cm


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StratfordLibrary Mar 23, 2018

Blind Date with a Book 2018 Comment: "Good writing and characters but a little sad for a 'date' :) "

Jun 09, 2015

Interesting ideas, but the writing reads like Google Translate.

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