Lighthouse Dreams by Elizabeth Genovise is a collection of stories of people in some sort of in-between. The first story is about a passenger after a train crashes, another is about a family who arrives at a lighthouse, another is about a hike between two friends, another is about an art history professor and student who both plan to kill themselves. The stories, as the title suggests, feels surreal at times, meaningful in others but exist to create something more for the characters and the reader. In a few of the stories, dreams are used as vehicles for the character’s unconscious to show their fears and desires. I enjoyed the banter between the art history professor and the student the most since it felt real and tender, both trying to say more, but unable to address what’s truly on their mind.
Final Rating: 3.5/5
Maxwell Suzuki is a writer, poet, and photographer based in Los Angeles.