SKU: 9781943888221 Category:
Author: Case, Mairead
Publication Date: 12/15/2020
Publisher: Featherproof Books
Binding: Hardcover
Media: Book
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Tiny is a contemporary, poetic retelling of Sophocles’ Antigone, set in the mossy greens and foggy grays of the Pacific Northwest. Instead of two brothers who kill each other in a civil war, Tiny has a brother who kills himself after coming home from a far-away war. Tiny is a teenage girl, and so is understandably messed up by death, she also understands it in a way that her dad and the government just can’t. Tiny misses her brother, forever, but–with the help of her best friend Izzy, boyfriend Hank, and a collective dance night held in an old artificial limb store–she escapes freezing herself in grief, too. Using different perspectives and desires, facts from plants and history, and brass knuckles and Frankie Knuckles, Tiny wonders how we mourn and move, in time.