Book Keeping: A Readers’ Commmunity
Presented by Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Sarah Crichton Books / FSG
As an outsider, reaching as far as I can, I find much to justify spending my life in this way. By continuously turning reality around, I have discovered that writing poetry, nonfiction, and fiction get at different parts of place and identity.
I could lie to you and say that I intended to write something totalizing, something grand. But I confess that I had a more humble ambition—to preserve for myself, in rare private moments, some liberty of thought.
At the end of the twenty-first century—in a transformed America—the sons of convicted felons are tested for a set of genetic markers. Boys who test positive become compulsory wards of the state…