I'm From Nowhere (Paperback)
Clash Books, 9781944866464, 170pp.
Publication Date: September 24, 2019
I'm From Nowhere follows Claire as she mourns the sudden death of her husband. She has no child, no job, no agency. She confronts a dying planet and an emerging sense of self. She puts herself in the hands of men--some of her oldest friends--who may have come to save her, a contemporary Penelope with a raft of suitors and unspent erotic capital. Is it possible for a woman to reclaim her life and set its terms without succumbing to suicide or submission?
At once intimate and sprawling, this book is an examination of the stories we are told--and the stories we tell ourselves--about identity, permanence, and meaning in our beautiful, hostile world.
"A beautiful treatise on grief and everything that comes after--the uncertain friendships, the numbness, the regret, and, eventually, the newer, different life. For everyone that's ever grappled with an ending, only to discover something new and beautiful about themselves, this is a touching debut that evokes elements of both Leonard Cohen's The Favorite Game and Max Porter's Grief is the Thing with Feathers."
Jennifer McCartney, New York Times bestselling author of AFLOAT
"Lindsay Lerman's "I'm From Nowhere" rages with the quiet intensity of a lake concealing an inferno. I can't help but feel this book took a piece of me with it. Insinuated itself into me, and lingered like an echo in an empty space."
Autumn Christian, author of GIRL LIKE A BOMB
"Devastating insight into feminine consciousness unbound."
Charlene Elsby, author of HEXIS