Fix, Forgive or Forget / Cognascent Moments
Unmoored from place, Fix, Forgive or Forget / Cognascent Moments shimmers and cascades like water over your hands. Meant to be read either forward or backward, readers of experimental fiction will delight in the Mobius strip world of hope banks, wisdom stills, and cognitive museums. The construction offers up a poetic, dream-like world rooted in the constructs of the mind, a world of the Remembitor, cognitive cleasners, bacterial beauty enthrallers, and books read during sleep. Part poetry, part philosophy, part social critique, Fix, Forgive or Forget / Cognascent Moments offer a glimpse of a future where our very thoughts and ideas can be purchased, cataloged, and micro-managed as if they were finances or boutique consumables. It’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind institutionalized and branded. It’s also a world very much like ours, where characters maneuver emotional conflicts to seek love, intimacy, and to become better people.
Stephen Scott Whitaker, National Book Critics Circle, managing editor of The Broadkill Review, Author of MULCH.