Category: Contributors: Sarah Arsone


In Guilty, the reader experiences an alternating pull between the poles of intimacy and the preservation of integrity of self. There is a sense of the symbolic power behind the ordinary: the stock certificates of a man with a “binary mind”; disintegrating “eucalyptus fur” in the vase of a long-gone lover; a T-shirt with the small alligator over the failing heart of her father. Sarah Arsone’s journalistic talents are evidenced in the prose she whittles down to bare bones, all image and compact.