Author: Janice Lee
Title: Reconsolidation: Or, It’s the Ghosts Who Will Answer You
Series: Success and Failure Series
Catalogue No: PA-021
Price: 12.95 USD
Dimensions: 5″ x 7″
Published: Sept 2015
Availability: Ships immediately
“[Janice] Lee’s text is an act of (active) assemblage, an emotional bricolage that performs in the same way as the act of memory.”
Memory assists perception, grounding our understanding of those around us and those who have left their traces through time – but how reliable is memory really? Memory is malleable, shaped and shifted through consolidation and reconsolidation. Consolidation is the neurological process that stores memories after an event’s occurrence; reconsolidation refers to a process whereby consolidated memories later become unstable, causing false or loose recall.
Reconsolidation: Or, It’s the Ghosts Who Will Answer You is a lyrical montage born out of the eternal loss of a loved one. Powerfully crafted during grief’s inertia, Janice Lee elegantly weaves the present with recollections of a tenuous past, arresting memory’s flexible and vulnerable position in the lifelong process of mourning. A eulogy for a loved one – pure and honest – Reconsolidation is a poetic search for a lost connection.
Janice Lee is a Korean-American writer, editor, and teacher. She is the author of 7 books of fiction, creative nonfiction, & poetry, most recently: Reconsolidation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2015), The Sky Isn’t Blue (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016), Imagine a Death (Texas Review Press, 2021), and Separation Anxiety (CLASH Books, 2022).