Literary Nonfiction. California Interest. A drumstick, a heart-shaped box, an allusive tattoo, "I am only borrowing these fragments of you." THE ENDLESSLY FORKING SNAKE TONGUE emerges from the vanishing point where daydreams and memory intersect. Jamaica Cole's debut work of literary nonfiction chronicles the disappearance of her brother, a brilliant young musician, from the rocky banks of Northern California's Sacramento River. Poetic, elegiac, witty, and sublime, THE ENDLESSLY FORKING SNAKE TONGUE takes the author through her own stages of grief and across the American southwest to a new home in Texas.
Jamaica Cole grew up in the foothills of Northern California. She spent her teen years staying up late writing short stories and plays which she still has packed up in boxes somewhere. She's thirty-five years old and has lived in thirty houses. THE ENDLESSLY FORKING SNAKE TONGUE (Cuneiform Press, 2019) is her first book.Author City: LOCKHART, TX USA