In a series of flash-prose pieces that advance from the slightest sadness to the utmost pleasures, Better Bones considers the way that the body holds memory and how landscapes ultimately shape who we are as people. This small collection flings the reader across the country and to the mythical places remembered from childhood exploring how the physical world unearths truths about ourselves.
Limited editon: A handmade chapbook of Cannarella’s poetry and accompanying artwork + standard copy. (Only 25)
Package: Limited editon bundle + 1 previous TW title.
Better Bones wallows in the after. It explores longing and nostalgia and finds in them beauty broken down. Jane-Rebecca Cannarella is the Leonard Cohen of burnt tongues and broken sidewalks—of digging through desire and eating with dirty fingers. Heartfelt and sensual, Better Bones unravels and coils around you one ruined piece at a time.
—Daniel DiFranco, author of Panic Years
“Say Comyns and Carrington plotted a miraculous high five—Better Bones would break through their palms. An ouch to peel and tweeze, even tease. To deny the opportunity of familiarizing yourself with Canarella is to suffer an extraterrestrial score of deprivation. This is the other side of real life. It has everything: hardball comedy, sweets, and blood.”
—C.C. Hannett, @rlysrslit
About the Author
Jane-Rebecca Cannarella is a writer living in Philadelphia who is haunted by ghosts of her past—all of which are barnacled sailboats.