Clumsy: A Novel
by Jeffrey Brown
BW, 226 pgs, $10.00 US / Higher in Canada
Failed relationships are a hard thing. In some relationships you can never exactly tell where they’re headed and when they do finally breakdown you look back and wonder if things could have worked out differently; if you did some action differently or said some unknown magic word that could’ve fixed it all.
In Clumsy, Jeffrey Brown gives us an autobiographical look at one relationship that ended only a few years ago. This relationship failed a few days shy of its one-year anniversary. I saw it as a very strong relationship, dysfunctional but very caring and sincere. Jeffrey takes us on a tour of how he and Theresa met and the roller coaster ride of moments that defined their relationship. They plan their life together, but the strains of everyday life take their toll and the relationship ends abruptly. (more…)