Endless Distances

Longing, we say, because desire is full / of endless distances. I must have been the same to her.*

* Robert Hass, “Meditations at Lagunitas”
Set in different worlds, three characters tell themselves stories about their intimate partnerships. Though intended to reassure, the stories throw the depths of interpersonal connection and knowledge of another into question.

The scale and proportion of the book echo the title, framing physical, emotional, and temporal distances between people.