Brenda Clews' compelling book, Fugue in Green, is a gothic fairy tale that reminds one of Marie-Claire Blais' Mad Shadows or even Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Two teens struggle with a psychotic mother as they seek asylum with their father. In a mesh of resonant, echoing images where characters seem to psychically connect, a tale of abuse, madness, love and release emerges. Fugue in Green is sumptuously written, full of visions, psychological insights, and with a depth of understanding of the nascent creative mind and its relationship to an animated and wondrous nature.
The cover image is a detail of a 5' x 5' oil painting, Charcoal Poems, by Brenda Clews.
Fugue in Green - reading at a feature at Words & Music Salon in January 2018.
The first copies of Fugue in Green arrived from Quattro Books on December 13, 2017! Guess who helped me open the box! My little darlings! They were so sweet I had to grab my iPhone and video. As you can see, they found the box, rather than the books, of greatest interest.
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