Fanny Howe: Indivisible
Semiotexte, 2022, Softcover, 216 pages, 20 × 14 cm
Contribution by Eugene Lim
Last of a series of philosophical and personal Fanny Howe novels animated by questions of race, spirituality, childhood, transience, resistance, and poverty.
First published by Semiotexte in 2001, Indivisible concludes a radically philosophical and personal series of Fanny Howe novels animated by questions of race, spirituality, childhood, transience, wonder, resistance, and poverty. Depicting the tempestuous multiracial world of artists and activists who lived in working-class Boston during the 1960s, Indivisible begins when its narrator, Henny, locks her husband in a closet so that she might better discuss things with God. On the verge of a religious conversion, Henny attempts to make peace with the dead by telling their stories.