Life as Cataract
In LIFE AS CATARACT Karen Austen ventures toward the edge—that sacred boundary between faith and farce, lust and loving, dreams and reality that never fails to surprise with its powers of inspiration and beauty.... She invites us to embark upon a fascinating journey through fantasy to truth--all the while warning, “be careful not to take any of this too literally!”—and finally laying to rest old ghosts, or as she calls them, “starfish who have all lost legs, yet cling, dreaming....”
Welcome to this sea of imaginative eloquence, irony, pathos and delight that celebrates, as Austen chose for her dedication, Arthur Layton’s famous words: “poetry is the miraculous fusion of sound and sense...."
Published: 22 June 2016
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