Feebleminded

October 30, 2020
Feebleminded

Resource: retail edition from thirdpartyIn Feebleminded, Harwicz drags us to the border betweenfascination and discomfort as she explores aspects of desire, needand dependency through the dynamics between a mother and herdaughter, searching through their respective lives to find meaningand define their own relationship.Written in a wild stream of consciousness narration in the besttradition of Virginia Woolf and Nathalie Sarraute, and embedded ina current trend of elusive violence so ingrained in contemporaryLatin American fiction, Feebleminded follows the pair on a rollercoaster of extreme emotions and examinations into the biographiesof their own bodies where everything – from a childhood withoutanswers to a desolate, loveless present – has been buried.Told through brief but extremely powerful chapters, this shortlyrical novel follows Die, My Love as the second part in whatHarwicz has termed an ‘involuntary trilogy’. An incrediblyinsightful interrogation on the human condition, desire and theburden of deep-rooted family mandates.