Volume 3, Issue 9
“Later, B’s sister would infuse the words today is a gift, tomorrow a blessing with meaning. Earlier, he’d think of her as he set up camp, tying his shovel to a low-hanging twig, making a ground nest for himself and his camper van. He braked it in the stubble of a ferny tree’s shade and unloaded his gear. When the kids arrived, he shook hands and took note of their number: three. “Want a fourth?” he asked.”
-Lisa Levine, “At His Limit”
The heart of the novel is about motherhood and the lifeblood of determination that flows through it. In The Revisioners, mothers struggle. They wait for their missing sons to reappear, broken and dimmer of light. They mourn the cleaving of their families after their children marry and leave for better promises. They whisper incantations for the protection and secure future of their adult children and grandchildren, still innocent and full of childhood. They both lament and celebrate the life growing in their wombs. Mothers are a cup without a bottom, holding the pains of generations they have raised and long to raise, generations of their own blood and those who they wet nurse and later spite them.
Reporter photographic and visual artist, Guilherme Bergamini is Brazilian and graduated in Journalism. For more than two decades, he has developed projects with photography and the various narrative possibilities that art offers. The works of the artist dialogue between memory and social political criticism. He believes in photography as the aesthetic potential and transforming agent of society. Awarded in national and international competitions, Guilherme Bergamini has participated in collective exhibitions in 28 countries.
I remember Pa’s wheatstraw hair shooting/ out from under his denim cap/ as he leaned hard against the car window,/ the strap on his overalls broken,/ a spatter of blood on his neck and chin.
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