Now on ebook, the brilliant debut by Eula Biss, author of On Immunity and Notes from No Man's Land
"We tell ourselves stories in order to live," writes Joan Didion, with a certain skepticism. We also live by the stories we tell. It is enough for the end of a fairy tale to read simply, ". . . then they were married." I suspect my father, among others, of marrying in order to locate himself within this kind of easy fairy tale.
Available for the first time as an ebook, Eula Biss's The Balloonists is a multi-faceted essay about the dissolution of marriage and the recovery of memory and family. Interweaving her own story with fragmentary narratives of exploration, youth, and loss, Biss creates an unforgettable work of wreckage and resilience.