Jessica Karbowiak’s beautiful short stories and essays chronicle the narrator’s growth from a space of victimization, to observer and ultimately redemption. Its theme of learning how to live in the world covers the author’s own personal tragedies, historical accounts, surreal short stories on acceptance and self-worth and finally becoming whole—even as a damaged creature.
The collection is gorgeous, challenging, peculiar and experimental. As much about the writing as the narrative, the author bends perception by lyrically manipulating her words and their meanings into a unique reading experience. These Things I Know is equal parts art piece, narrative and memoir, and will fill readers with a sense of wonder and hope as they turn each page.
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