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Cassette tape memoirs

August 06th, 2021

A former prison nurse stumbles upon cassette tapes (remember those?) from 1990 that contain the personal stories of an inmate recorded in B.C.’s Horsetail Institution, in Brett Josef Grubisic’s My Two-Faced Luck (Now or Never $19.95). The tapes reveal a queer journey that had begun in rural New England in 1927. The inmate is clearly trying to come to terms with his life – including a ruined family, hidden lovers, a tragic marriage, strange unemployment and a conviction for murdering his boss in San Francisco. Herself trying to recover from the end of a long marriage, the nurse determines to shape the convict’s reminiscences into a memoir. It is the final volume of Grubisic’s “River Bend Trilogy” that includes The Age of Cities and From Up River and For One Night Only. 978–1–989689–27–1

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