Arsenal Pulp Press
John Elizabeth Stintzi
Alani Baum, a non-binary photographer and teacher, hasn’t seen their mother since they ran away at seventeen—almost thirty years ago. But when they get a call from a doctor at their mother’s assisted living facility, they learn that their mother’s dementia has worsened, taking away her ability to speak. This beautiful, tender debut novel by RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers winner John Elizabeth Stintzi explores what haunts us most, bearing witness to grief over not only what is lost, but what remains.