Another Love Discourse
Distributed for Terra Nova Press
A lyric novel about the play of grief, empathy, new and old love, and the quest to overcome blindness in human relations.
Caught in the cross-currents of a fraught divorce and a new love, the death of her mother, and a global pandemic, a writer plunges into an obsession with the work of 1960s French philosopher Roland Barthes. Her struggles to make sense of his work and life—and of what can happen to a woman's settled life in a single harrowing year—result in an engrossing, funny, earthy, and innovative lyric work. The quest for authenticity in motherhood, sexuality, and tenancy on the earth and in the home, as well as the unusual lyric form, make the novel unified in spirit yet transdisciplinary in approach.
Pre-Order Paperback$23.95 T ISBN: 9781949597202 326 pp. | 5.5 in x 8.25 in 15 b&w illus.
An alchemist of empathy, of nuanced observation and unexpected truths, Edie Meidav is a writer whose every magical story probes human experience from triumphs to tragedies and all the terrain between.
Edie Meidav is one of my favorite contemporary writers, and this is her best book. It's open, wounded, true.
Another Love Discourse is an uncategorizable triumph, and a gesture of radical intimacy with the reader, one of which Barthes would be proud.
author of The Arrest
A lush plunge into the sensorium: marriage, divorce, discovery. Meidav turns her fierce intellect to timeless questions of love, its attendant ecstasy and delicious pain. This book will unlock you.
author of Scorched Cross
This ruthlessly poetic novel does something I've never seen before: it pulls rarefied literary theory down into the gritty canyons of heartbreak and fear. One of the most original, most unlikely, and most devastating books I've ever come across.
author of Anthropica
Another Love Discourse shatters boundaries and expectations: Meidav's narrative voice—urgent, lyrical, raw—compels the reader into uncommon and intense intimacy. This powerful book will stay with you.
author of A Dream Life