Leigh Gallagher is a writer of fiction.

Topeka

(Excerpt from the volume American C

After Robert changed, I learned to see everything two ways: first I saw the world in my seeing way, and then I saw it through Robert’s unseeing. Black prisms, headaches, noise rushing, control surrendered. 

Kansas makes a grainy square around us. In the passenger seat, Robert faces the winter fields mounding along the highway like a sad brown sea. I sense him feeling his way toward the sun. Sometimes he’s this to me, a plant on a sill; other times he’s my husband again.

In American A, B, C, D, a four-part book project, contemporary photographers respond to a collection of found American photographs dating from the first half of the 20th Century. Edited and compiled by Paripé Books, an independent publisher based in Spain and Argentina. November 2017.   

http://www.paripebooks.com/shop/american-c/

 

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