The Book of Beginnings and Endings, Jenny Boully
A book with only beginnings and endings, all invented. Jenny Boully opens and closes more than fifty topics ranging from physics and astronomy to literary theory and love. A brilliant statement on interruption, impermanence, and imperfection.
Jenny Boully is the author of The Body: An Essay (Slope Editions, 2002) and [one love affair]* (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2006). Born in Thailand, she studied at Hollins University and the University of Notre Dame and is currently a PhD Candidate at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She divides her time between Brooklyn and Texas.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK OF BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS:
“Jenny is the future of nonfiction in America. What an absurdly arrogant statement to make. I make it anyway. Watch.”
“Yes, Aristotle, there can be pleasure without ‘complete and unified action with a beginning, middle, and end.’ Jenny Boully has done it.”
—Mary Jo Bang