I Become A Delight to My Enemies by Sara Peters
An experimental fiction, I Become a Delight to My Enemies uses many different voices and forms to tell the stories of the women who live in an uncanny Town, uncovering their experiences of shame, fear, cruelty, and transcendence. Sara Peters combines poetry and short prose vignettes to create a singular, unflinching portrait of a Town in which the lives of girls and women are shaped by the brutality meted upon them and by their acts of defiance and yearning towards places of safety and belonging. Through lucid detail, sparkling imagery and illumination, Peters' individual characters and the collective of The Town leap vividly, fully formed off the page. A hybrid in form, I Become a Delight to My Enemies is an awe-inspiring example of the exquisite force of words to shock and to move, from a writer of exceptional talent and potential.
Sara Peters digs into our hearts and shows us the image of a little girl growing up without knowing if she will be treated fairly, loved or even shown respect. That little girl, is us.
Through different POV’s Peter’s gives this small town story a brutal beginning and an even more thoughtful end as you see images, poetry and follow the lives of the woman whose lives were upturned by men in the most horrific of ways.
You really have to dig deep into Peter’s mind to understand the story and really have an appreciation for such deep details and poetic views in order to love this book. I for one, fell in love.
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