Last of a series of philosophical and personal Fanny Howe novels animated by questions of race, spirituality, childhood, transience, resistance, and poverty.
First published by Semiotexte in 2001, Indivisible concludes a radically philosophical and personal series of Fanny Howe novels animated by questions of race, spirituality, childhood, transience, wonder, resistance, and poverty. Depicting the tempestuous multiracial world of artists and activists who lived in working-class Boston during the 1960s, Indivisible begins when its narrator, Henny, locks her husband in a closet so that she might better discuss things with God. On the verge of a religious conversion, Henny attempts to make peace with the dead by telling their stories
Fanny Howe is the author of more than twenty books of poetry and prose. Professor Emerita in Literature at the University of California, San Diego, she has mentored a generation of American poets, activists, and scholars working at the intersection of experimental and metaphysical forms of thinking.
Eugene Lim is the author of four novels, including Dear Cyborg,and the founder of Ellipsis Press.
“In hate with her husband and in love with God, Henny decides to have a life that really matters. Fanny Howe likes Catholicism for its contradictions. Like Susan Sontag, each line she writes is the product of a lifetime of thinking that occurs off the page.”