Cristina's Reviews > Lost Aria
Mar 24, 2019
Read 2 times. Last read March 24, 2019 to March 29, 2019.
'Lost Aria' is a collection of 8 moody, sensual, smoke-filled stories, set in Winnipeg and several Italian cities. The stories delve into the topics of relationships, vulnerability, loss and grief. Poetry is the thread binding them together. Most of the characters are poets or writers, tortured and suffering for their art, trying to find or recreate themselves. Reading and poetry are presented as an escape and a coping mechanism. The prose in 'Lost Aria' presents like poetry, whether it is the sensual description of a woman's body, the realization that a friend's life had been 'a prologue to nothing', the regret over words not spoken to a mother before her death, or the description of poetry itself 'poetry is a way of knowing we often ignore, or quickly allow to pass over us like a brief splash of water on the face before we return to the business of arriving safely home. Poetry, like sensuality, feels impermanent and unsustainable...'. I recommend reading 'Lost Aria' on a comfy couch by candlelight with an ample glass of wine!. Ciao, Cristina
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