DAMN NEAR MIGHT STILL BE IS WHAT IT IS is part autofiction, part memoir and travelogue, part road novel, part journal entry. Beginning in New York and winding first around the country, with stops in Kansas City and Colorado, then around the world, the unnamed narrator of damn near… confronts what it means to be American, to be Black, to be a tourist and penniless and to fall in love in cities like London, Vienna, and Milan. Central to the book are questions of authenticity, memory, friendship and family. An electrifying voice takes the lead in this global journey, by turns hilarious and heart rending, harsh and tender. damn near… concerns itself with the profound questions of life through a singular focus on one person’s circuit around the globe.
Fiction. Memoir. Autofiction. Hybrid.
marcus scott williams is writer and artist whose other works includes Sparse Black Whimsy: A Memoir (2fast2house 2017). he loves and appreciates you.