The contents of Box 12, including Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck, an introduction by David Naimon, two postcards and a bookmark.

Nothing about Erpenbeckā€™s novel is overtly about ecology or climate. In fact, you could say that the book is largely in the mode of realism. But I would argue that simply the centering of the house, and the decentering of an individual human protagonist, reconfigures our relationship to both time and place in storytelling.”

The twelfth issue of Manzanita Papers, released August 2022. David Naimon recommended Jenny Erpenbeck’s Visitation.

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