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A Luminous Republic (book review) Andrés Barba

Lisa Dillman (Translator), Edmund White (Foreword)

200721: there are some beautiful images here, some haunting, hurting narratives, following this unexplained unexplainable incursion of feral children in this small city. with no apparent leader, no plot, they come to terrorize the populace- but who are actually terrorizing. written as if known history, this works to question what exactly are adult expectations of children, what otherworldly place children live, and the inevitable end is presented to focus not on ‘what’ happens but ‘how’....

and when the reader learns how this is a ‘luminous’ republic is heartbreakingly beautiful image...

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