What We Lose, Zinzi Clemmons
What We Lose is about a young woman enduring the loss of her mother. Structured innovatively in precise vignettes, it stares down questions of emotional inheritance, belonging, grief and race. The sense of experimentation in What We Lose includes excerpts from other writers and a number of illustrations. The nontraditional structure of the book, which is not chronological but thematic, mimics loss itself: the fragmentation and persistence of memory in the face of what comes next, like having a child or falling in love.
0.7" H x 7.7" L x 5.0" W, 224 pages. paperback.