I’m From Nowhere
A stark and stunning debut, I’m From Nowhere follows Claire as she mourns the sudden death of her husband and comes to terms with the fact of being a woman without a child, a job, or a man. She confronts a dying planet and an emerging sense of self, while men arrive with offers to save her from herself. Lerman refuses easy answers and searches the treacherous depths of desire, pain, and entanglement, asking readers if it is possible for a woman to reclaim her life and set its terms without succumbing to suicide or submission.
Told in subtly experimental, sparse prose, and set in the American Southwest of today or ten years from now, I’m From Nowhere is a “breathtakingly honest, subversive” examination of the stories we are told—and the stories we tell ourselves—about identity, permanence, and love.
What Are You
Radically imaginative and intense, What Are You performs its own destruction and recreation in 50 acts. Hypnotic, dreamlike fragments tell the story of a woman trapped in a destructive love affair with the universe. Addressed to an amorphous you, Lerman wrestles with the forces of birth and death, creation and destruction, going deep into the subterranean strata of consciousness and back.