This item will be released on March 10, 2020.

“My dog died today.”

Thus begins (or perhaps ends), Orange, the first book by Seattle poet, E. Briskin.

With playful digressions into anecdote, philosophy of consciousness, literature, and animal behavioral science, Orange manages to approach grief at once tangentially and directly. The narrator— disconnected, mournful, comic, angry, irreverent, overwrought and seemingly eternally in a coffee shop— wants to understand the lost dog and to memorialize it, or maybe, in understanding it, to regain what is lost.

Orange is a book that resists genre, gendering, and chronology. Written with an innovative, furrowed numbering scheme, that can be read in many directions, it meanders through grief and the way loss reshapes our psyche.

Like all of our books, Orange includes a generous selection of easy-to-download audio of the author reading from the book.

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7.5 x 5.5 inches, 260 pages

Publication Date

March 10, 2020