The Illuminated Field. Centa Theresa Uhalde



Typesetting by Wordrunner Press, 2014
ISBN: 978-1505283167
168 pages, perfect bound, 8.5 x 8.5 inches

The Illuminated Field documents the births of Centa Theresa Uhalde’s two children — their earliest words, foods and curiosities, through which the reader becomes a fly on the wall to the emergence of their young identities. Fragments of dialogue illuminate an ever-shifting backdrop. Early on, the children experience the deaths of a Great Grandmother, then a Grandfather, and finally the separation of their birth family. With these events and the dawning of separateness, come surprisingly mature questions concerning death. Who makes people? When you die is it forever? Does all of you die? Through dedicated journal entries, Centa Theresa Uhalde has given us an intimate, lyrical and poignant portrayal of her particular experience of motherhood through the childhood years

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