In the sixteen short stories and profound essays that comprise Naming Ceremony, Chip Livingston examines the worlds we create for ourselves by exploring the names we are called and those we call ourselves. Life as neologism, fiction as the idiolect for readers to explore the Other, the Outsider. Livingston's characters express in word and deed the names that confirm individuality as well as validating their roles among family, culture, and politics while being mindful of self and sexuality.... Ia#39;d been brought up to be, especially spending someone elsea#39;s money, I booked us on the cheapest flightaJet Blue to Denver from ... He didna#39;t complain about the crowded tenminute trolley ride to the rental car office, nor sigh at the line there or the wait for our car. ... in New York, arrived at his side with a warm kiss on the cheek and a steady arm to guide him up the brick steps when we reached them. We got him in the house, to the restroom, then into a chair at the dining room table.
|Publisher||:||Lethe Press - 2014|