“I see a point and I see the links to the points that constellate them. I go for the ones with the most links. They’re obviously the strongest.”

Started reviewing THE CLOCKWORM AND OTHER STORIES by Karen Heuler here: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2019/01/21/the-clockworm-karen-heuler/

36b7c045-5216-4580-ac43-1dfce02c457cHERE AND THERE

“She seemed to think through her fingertips, always reaching for shapes that she could use to build her bridges.”

The inspired and up-spiring story of Nola Poterri, from childhood onward into age, a story that affected me deeply. What a magnificent start to this book! From outset, she is obsessed with building bridges, layers of them, from point to point, centre to centre, miraculously described, towards an invisible bridge and paper ones, building sometimes to the chagrin of neighbours, later with their gratitude, and with the perhaps equivocal support of her father, but enduring the lack of support for women as civil engineers, and as beset by sexual abuse. Infrequently described deadpan, sometimes magically. The yearning machinations, as I see them, towards bridge-nirvana are implicit and explicit in this story, a story that serves as a wonderful fable for my own gestalt real-time reviewing and other literary bridge-building over most of my life…

“I see a point and I see the links to the points that constellate them. I go for the ones with the most links. They’re obviously the strongest.”

The photo above first appeared in one of my reviews in 2013 HERE.