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DIRECTORY collects the lives of interconnected twins and triplets whose identities switch and blur and fracture as their plural selves crisscross the country. The inhabitants of the collection explore the causes of their trauma, reliving memories of past existences, looking for an end to their pain.

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Paperback, 80 pages
Published by Otis Books
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Lori
Don't let the page count fool you. Directory is deceptively muscular and packs an incredibly powerful gut punch. Told in interconnected flash stories, Linforth urges us to disect what it means to be "I vs we" as we follow a set of twins who are also sometimes triplets as they search for the father who abandoned them, and an end to the tramas they've suffered. ...more
Samuel Moss
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In its forty-one stories set out in proper, unadorned prose ‘Directory’ sets forward the thesis ‘What is it to be I versus we?’

Each story in ‘Directory’ appears separate and self contained, most, koan-like, are a page or less in length. Each is a brick that builds a world that is similar to our own but darker, less forgiving and cloaked in an ominous light. There are through-lines in many of the stories, little details or personality traits that m
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