Incarnate: Story Material
Fiction by Thalia Field
Thalia Field’s new book explores the very condition of being incarnate: how, invested with human form, we experience both suffering and ecstasy from childhood to adulthood to death. As with her previous book Point and Line (2000), Incarnate defies categorization: written in a variety of poetic and prose-like forms, it “industriously works the sparsely populated and as yet underdeveloped borderlands between poetry, fiction, theater” (Review of Contemporary Fiction). As Carole Maso says in the American Book Review, Thalia Field is “playful, subversive, and intense.” In Incarnate: Story Material, she continues to reach beyond borders, examining how, trapped in our own stories, we act and react in a world we make solid, perceiving something “other” close at hand.