Attrib. is a rollercoaster ride of a collection, a heady mix of the astonishing with the meh.
I go from one debut collection to another this time Attrib. and other stories by Eley Williams longlisted for The Republic of Consciousnesses Prize.
It would be underselling The Alphabet to say that it’s a first-person account of a woman suffering from aphasia. The story’s subtitle gets to the heart of the matter: “or Love Letters or Writing Love Letters, Before I Forget How To Use Them or These Miserable Loops Look So Much Better On Paper Than In Practice”. Aside from forgetting words and the letters of the alphabet, this is also a story about the end of a relationship. Our protagonists interest in wordplay as her memories fade make it all the more tragic:
The Gist Of It
I found Eley Williams’ Attrib. to be a rollercoaster ride of quality, a mix of the astonishing with the meh. Pieces