Sons of Achilles
Author: Nabila Lovelace
Publisher: YesYes Books (2018)
Sons of Achilles questions what it means to be in and of a linage of violence. In this collection, Lovelace attempts to examine the liminal space between violence and intimacy. From the mythical characters that depict and pass down a progeny of violence through their canonization, to the witnessing of violence, Lovelace interrogates the ways violence enters and inhabits a life.
"The best of language in this book reminds me more of a heavyweight fight—power punches, close quarters without a lot of dancing. As challenging as some of its subjects may be, Nabila Lovelace has written a debut book you will be better for standing with to exchange blows."