Memoir is made of memories, by definition; some theorists assert memoir must be about memory. Yet it’s notable how much Joe Bonomo explores memory and takes it as his subject. His new collection of essays, This Must Be Where My Obsession with Infinity Began, summons and examines a wide range of memories, expressed in often lyrical sentences. He’s had an ordinary suburban boyhood and adult life, but he makes this material interesting because—as he tells stories, and muses interestingly on their meaning—we find ourselves catching our own cast-off thoughts and doubts, thinking about our own stories.
Here’s this reflective person in the present trying to make sense of his life: what every adult does, one supposes, and it’s satisfying being privy to another’s subjective reality and party to his grappling with memory and meaning. His blog, No Such Thing as Was, its title taken from Faulkner’s remark about the past’s persistence, testifies to his steady inquiry . . . Read More
We are pleased to announce the publication of the winner of the Orphan Press Book Contest! The lengthy creative process of bringing this powerful collection of essays to press is complete, and This Must Be Where My Obsession With Infinity Began by Joe Bonomo is here now! Order your copy today.
We are thrilled to announce the winner of The Orphan Press Creative Nonfiction Book Contest for 2012. Congratulations to Joe Bonomo for his manuscript, “This Must Be Where My Obsession With Infinity Began.” The publication date and further details will be announced soon. Thanks to everyone who submitted to our first contest. The competition was keen! We are grateful for your interest and support, and we’re very excited to be on the forefront of the growing and changing field of literary nonfiction.