Beneath the Statue is an inventory of the tactics of the weak, the methods of the contained and the imprisoned, and the weapons of those who cannot fight. Each story is like its own small island on a vast sea, an isolated world where things work differently. Yet among the family dramas, political machinations, the surreal dreamscapes, and the nightmares come to life, what rises again and again is the urge to struggle on, the need to fight even when it feels impossible.
A writer and critic from southern Ontario, Jeremy Colangelo’s work has appeared in Carousel, The Dalhousie Review, The Puritan, and EVENT. He has a PhD in English from the University of Western Ontario, and lives in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Beneath the Statue will be available for purchase in bookstores and online October15, 2020.