Households depend on kittens, relationships follow meridians, the son of God is a peanut: in Cynara Geissler’s Small, Stunted Ways, ordinary settings become sites of resistance, battle, and redemption.
A twistedly beautiful childhood idyll in which the kids’ cups are spiked, parental separation is a Choose Your Own Adventure book, Jesus is a decorative nut, and desire is a trapped roll in the eye of a pigeon. In other words, childhood.
—Garry Thomas Morse
Through poignant domestic details of Sunday School crafts, perfectly sectioned grapefruit, and the aching disappointment known only to 13-year-old girls, Cynara Geissler brings heartbreak and hilarity to a world where families fall apart and lovers struggle to stay together.
poetry | illustration | 6 x 8 | 24 pages | softcover | $30 | now sold out