PETRARCHAN

KRISTINA MARIE DARLING

BLAZEVOX[BOOKS] Buffalo, New York

 

PETRARCHAN
by Kristina Marie Darling Copyright © 2013 Published by BlazeVOX [books] All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced without the publisher’s written permission, except for brief quotations in reviews. Printed in the United States of America Interior design and typesetting by Geoffrey Gatza Cover photograph: Rolleiflex & Rose by Stephanie McDowell First Edition ISBN: 978-1-60964-116-0 Library of Congress Control Number: 2012946020 BlazeVOX [books] 76 Inwood Place Buffalo, NY 14209 Editor@blazevox.org

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I. "GUIDE TO THE HOLY LAND"

 

 

____________________________________________ A marble staircase, which he had cordoned off with a white ribbon.
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She described the house as a series of "rooms opening inside a single room." Upon entering the foyer, she found that the door had locked behind her.
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"Only then did I realize that excavation can be an unforgiving task. The terrain seemed vast, and already I felt the floorboards shifting beneath my feet."
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Instability. †1. A tendency toward unpredictable behavior. ‡2. A fast growing disturbance or wave in a body of water.

 

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This little-known French film renders their house as an empire fraught with internal dissention. The architecture itself suggests a conflict between aesthetic beauty and the heroine's ability to navigate the seemingly endless blue corridor.
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Infini. Translated from the French as "infinite."

A previously unpublished letter fragment, in which she refers to their brief correspondence as her "house by the sea."

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"Since reaching the harbour, I have remembered only the gatekeeper. His pale hands and fragile wrists."
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Meaning a window shattered as she reached for the little silver key. That was when her skirt became ensnared in the ruined glass.
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The smallest disturbance seemed to devastate the ocean's pristine shore. Only then did they determine that the city had in fact been built around an inland sea.
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