Lisa Fay Coutley s lyrical debut collection, "Errata," investigates the delicate balance between parent and child, love and loss, hope and grief. "Errata" s narrator reflects on struggles and fears that span generations in compositions that are at once musical and bleak. Coutley s narrative journey is often a dark one, exploring not only the loss of loved ones but also the potential to lose one s very self. The collection unravels the lingering consequences of abuse and addiction, yet threads of hope and determination weave a finely wrought path through the dark side of human relationships, illuminating the power of the will to survive. Coutley s sharp yet tender collection will both haunt readers and move them to reflect, to remember, and most of all, to persevere.
Southern Illinois University Press
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