Karen Fastrup: Beloved of My Twenty-seven Senses
Beloved of My Twenty-seven Senses
1 April 2008
$25.00 in Canada
Taking its title from Kurt Schwitter’s fanatical love poem ‘To Anna Blume,’ Beloved of My Twenty-seven Senses depicts a sensory realm so advanced that our six senses simply aren’t enough to truly perceive the world. At the age of 71, geologist Clemens Carlsen has set out into the Libyan Desert. His wife Anna has gone after him. No one knows where they are or why they’re there. A search party has been sent to look for them. In a hotel in a desert town in Egypt, their son Tore is waiting. As he sifts through his parents’ old journals, photographs, and scientific notes, their lives unfold before him; he discovers where they are and why.