by Desireé Dallagiacomo
Pub Date 12 Mar 2019
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Desireé Dallagiacomo's debut book grapples with the intersections of family and mental health. SINK asks and answers hard questions about grief, lineage, death and all manner of inheritance. What is one left with when they come from a family that has nothing to its name but loss? Throughout, Dallagiacomo weighs the cost of what it is to be alive and a woman in a landscape that makes being alive and a woman uninviting. SINK approaches grief and depression not as a tourist, but instead with the power and nuance of someone who has survived and made the most of their survival.
A Note From the Publisher
"SINK should be a reminder to us all that our lives, more than anything, are a series of beautiful & bloody snapshots that, when strung together, make a person. How grateful I am that Desireé is that person. These poems are...a graceful and patient anthem for survival, girlhood, and family. Dallagiacomo has proven here that memoir and poetics are so frequently one and the same, and at their best, belong together. With Desireé's careful hand, we are so incredibly lucky to witness this story come to life."
- OLIVIA GATWOOD, Author of NEW AMERICAN BEST FRIEND