An experimental approach to the fictionalized autobiography written in vignettes, letters, diary, and prose poetic musings. Built from a series of restrictions, OF aims to discuss disconnectivity as well as attraction and hyper-romanticism with a certain sort of cynical and asexual sentimentalism. This is an antistory of love, loss, and longing. It is a Dadaist approach to create an idea as protagonist and plot. This is a not a novel. It is a notvel.
OF (What Place Meant) is both a frenetic outpouring and a measured micro-portrait of a writer at odds and in love with writing, gratuitously denying and defying genre in bursts of commanding lyricism. García’s book-length experiment with daily writing is as at home with humor as it is with mourning—the conduit of feeling always at the pulse of this ambitious collection. OF tells the story-not-story of a writer-not-writer who must go on living-not-living.-Jacq Greyja, author of Greater Grave