Robert model has given up on actual ladies. Relationships simply haven’t ever labored out good for him. He has, even though, came across a (somewhat tricky) answer, a brand new female excellent: the 110-pound intercourse doll he ordered over the internet.
Showing an uncanny entry to the voice of the rejected, unimpressive, emotionally challenged sleek male, Helen Guri’s debut assortment explores Robert’s transition from misplaced and lonely to enjoyed, if purely through the more and more acrobatic voices in his mind.
Match’s touching, whip-smart poems chart the bounds of the mind/body dating in decidedly digital instances. Does our hero’s lovesick, wry, self-searching and sometimes self-annihilating gaze sign a few catastrophic aversion to intensity or a feverish (if unsettling) reassertion of the romantic impulse? Can whatever strong relatively ensue whilst the item of one’s affection is, actually, an item? And if she feels like a person, are you able to ever comprehend needless to say she isn’t one?
Equal components love tale, social parody and radiant exhibit of lyrical gymnastics, Match proclaims the arriving of a bold, forthright and stubbornly unique new talent.