Ardsley, NY: Understory Books, 2022. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher’s stiff photo-illustrated paper wraps.
"Right now, I look at dusky water and feel a casement window hinging open in my chest. And every pore I’ve got sucks in the light that’s left." First edition of author, poet, and musician Bruce Bromley’s third book. Referencing the work of a diverse array of writers and artists, including Georgia O’Keeffe, Simone Weil, Anne Carson, and Justin Vivian Bond, this collection comprises autobiographical essays and stories reflecting on Bromley's childhood and life as a gay man in the 1980s during the AIDS epidemic. Illustrated with color photos by writer, photographer and bookseller Tom Lecky. Lecky publishes Understory Books from his shop Riverrun Books & Manuscripts, Ardsley, NY. One of 400 unnumbered copies. Fine. Item #7091