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Blackouts by Justin Torres


by Justin Torres

Two men — one young, one dying — are talking in the dark. They talk about amorous encounters and family histories. About collective histories, too, illuminated and obscured in children’s books, medical studies, and anthropology. This hypnotic, elegiac novel freely mixes archives and images.

Nora, R.J. Julia Booksellers, Madison