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J. A. Tyler’s In Love with a Ghost is compact mass. Is (by densities of language) revolt against orthodoxies of linearity. When entering, consider these questions: What is it to intentionally refuse to carve a path into a place that could remain pathless? What would it be like to be a naturalist in a non-linear text? Is it possible to move throug
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Paperback, 1st, 44 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by The Lit Pub
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David
May 15, 2012 David rated it it was amazing
In Love with a Ghost is strange music written on shards of broken mirror. In Love with a Ghost is text set in shrapnel, in “teeth skeletal ball-points.” In Love with a Ghost begins with these words:

“Today she is much younger. She is a yearling. An early star. Her lips are the beak of a baby bird. He cups her hands. Makes a bowl with his fingers. She eats from him.”

In Love with a Ghost reads like a small boat on the drunken open sea must sail: with whip and sway, with into and against. I don’t sa
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Oct 02, 2012 Edward Rathke rated it it was amazing
Mesmerising and daring, captivating and contrary. What this novella is and what it does are hard to sum up, but it creates a shape that is greater than the words it uses to fill it. It expands in the reader, even as the linguistic assault seems almost too much and we're overloaded with the prose.

It's a 46 pages prosepoem and there's this spot right near the end--you'll see when you get there--that just turns you inside out. Everything that came before, the struggle to keep swimming in the thickn
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J. A. Tyler is the author of the poetry collection Variations of a Brother War, the collaborative novel No One Told Me I Was Going to Disappear (co-authored with John Dermot Woods), and the hybrid novellas Water and Colony Collapse. His work has appeared with Diagram, Sleepingfish, Caketrain, The Fairytale Review, New York Tyrant, Black Warrior Review, and others. For more, visit: www.chokeonthese ...more
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