The Suicide's Son  


The Suicide's Son
Signal Editions | April 15, 2019 | 90 pages
ISBN: 9781550655223

"I believe in the power of original sin," writes James Arthur, "in the wound / that keeps on wounding." Set against a backdrop of political turmoil in the United States, The Suicide's Son is about the complicated personal histories that parents inherit, add to, and pass on to their children. This is a confessional book of masks and personae, of depopulated landscapes haunted by history's violence, of speakers whose conflicted truth-telling is marked by sense of complicity in the falsehoods they glimpse around them.