This I Can Tell You
This I Can Tell You walks in through the front door and looks under the sofa. It measures the length of the wall, taps to find the beams. It removes the hammer and the nails from the toolbox, places them in a line to find the difference. This is a poetic narrative that examines structures within a home. It navigates Spering’s muffled timeline due to the fragility of memory as a result of trauma and the secrecy maintained within a family, like a well-groomed dog.
Book trailer: https://vimeo.com/519204813
What people are saying:
“Riveting and haunting, This I Can Tell You chronicles an intimate recollection of familial history, and a reconstruction of self in the aftermath of homicide. Part elegy, part memoir, part true-crime story, this book surges from a house of mystery.”
—Thea Matthews, poet and author of Unearth [The Flowers]
“This I Can Tell You pieces together the complexity of a father-daughter relationship through family history, memory, self-doubt, and belief.”
—Alysia Sawchyn, author of A Fish Growing Lungs, longlisted for the Believer Book Award
About the author:
Brandi Spering resides in South Philadelphia where she writes, sews, and paints. Favoring non-fiction and poetry above else, her writing tends to sway between both, carrying a little over each time. Spering has received her BFA in Creative Writing from Pratt Institute. Her work can be found in Forum Magazine, Schuylkill Valley Journal, and elsewhere.
Softcover, 180 pages, 5.5 x 7 inches.
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