My Share of the Body by Devon Capizzi is a collection of stories centered around the loss of loved ones and what that means. Each story takes a look into the delicate underpinnings of families and relationships that continue to move forward after death. In a way, Capizzi both writes about and around grief to process what it means to be human.
The final story, “Closing the Distance” was deeply powerful in that it created this stinging tension between the mother and daughter. It continued on until the last moments where they seemed to begin mending back their relationship, even as the loss of their father pervaded.
Final Rating: 4/5
Maxwell Suzuki is a writer, poet, and photographer based in Los Angeles.