Ordinary Human Language

by Brian Crane

The Lowlands

A book about a network of women building lives in those spaces left open to them by political conflicts and foolish men they can’t control. And yet, the book is never explicitly about this. In fact, the book’s form embodies the narrative’s central problem: it operates in thrall to these men and this politics. So its subject emerges outside it’s pages.

The result is a gentle, troubling book.

Posted November 1, 2015