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Machines Like Us free pdf Machines Like Us is part love story, part dreamscape, part exploration of self. This surreal and disjointed novella-in-verse follows its characters (the speaker, Boy, and Historian) as their acts of love and violence become indistinguishable. For these characters, love is dangerous, disorienting, self-erasing, traumatizing. Identities blur. Memories muddle. Bodies change. It becomes difficult for them to understand themselves as individuals without first investigating the boundaries separating each from the other: "there is no way to tell us / apart there is no way to know / whose hand is at the camera" Throughout the book, the speaker, Boy, and Historian struggle to connect and disconnect, to tether and un-tether, to survive, to make sense and meaning in and out of their relationships with each other. They are terrified to be both with and without each other, and the resulting horror -- the blood, the broken bodies, the decay, the changing faces -- becomes a landscape the characters can't shake.

About Joshua R. Helms

Joshua R. Helms is assistant editor for Corium Magazine. Their work has appeared in various online journals, including alice blue review, DIAGRAM, Ghost Ocean Magazine, ILK Journal, PANK, and Word Riot, and various print journals, including Copper Nickel, Fairy Tale Review, Gertrude, New England Review, Phoebe, and Sonora Review. They live in Brattleboro, VT.

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Author : Joshua R. Helms
Publisher : Dzanc Books
Data Published :
ISBN : 1938103440
EAN : 9781938103445
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 64 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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