Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Jo Scott-Coe "Domestic Order Suite" ~ turnrow
"Domestic Order Suite" appears in turnrow and is a work of art.
Part 1 of the story features the story's wonderfully appropriate second person point of view, in which the narrator accosts herself for failing to "come forward" after witnessing a girl being assaulted in a school parking lot.
The story goes on in Part 2 to detail, with moving metaphors, the life of a teacher in a run down school. The tone is again spot on.
Part 3 employs a brilliant method to convey the narrator's ennui and anxious melancholy while also stimulating a number of questions about standardized teaching.
My kind of story; definitely worth the read, and the re-read.
Check this fabulous work out at turnrow.
Posted by justin nicholes at 8:31 PM