Literary Nonfiction. Music. Memoir. Essays. Not all ghosts exact revenge or induce terror. Some emerge from a miasma of grief; sad themselves, they spread sorrow. Or perhaps those left behind—daughters and sons—create the ghost of a father, trying to find what's surely been lost. Following the four-movement structure of Shostakovich's "Suite for Two Pianos" and using a mosaic of story, memoir, photographs, literary analysis, and her own father's journals, Maya Sonenberg's AFTER THE DEATH OF SHOSTAKOVICH PÈRE is an extended lyric meditation on the death of fathers, both biological and artistic, and the ways in which haunting can produce art.
Maya Sonenberg is the author of the story collections Cartographies (winner of the Drue Heinz Prize for Literature) and Voices from the Blue Hotel. 26 Abductions, a chapbook of her prose and drawings was published in 2015 by The Cupboard. Other fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Fairy Tale Review, Web Conjunctions, DIAGRAM, New Ohio Review, The Literarian, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Hotel Amerika, and numerous other journals, both in print and online. Her writing has received grants from the Washington State Arts Commission and King County 4Culture. She teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Washington.Author City: SEATTLE, WA USA