The Berlin Writers’ Workshop and ap present a celebration of the German launch of What Are You with Lindsay Lerman in conversation with Ryan Ruby.
Radically imaginative and intense, challenging language to be slow and fast, soft and hard, drunk and sober, What Are You performs its own destruction and recreation in 50 acts. Hypnotic, dreamlike, lyrical essays tell the story of a woman trapped in a destructive love affair with the universe. Her understanding of power, desire, and complicity must be transformed again and again. 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.