Synopses & Reviews
Margo Berdeshevsky's Kneel Said the Night
weaves together intimacy, revamped fairy tales, erotic myths, and legends. Berdeshevsky articulates a composition that is balanced precariously between wonder and horror by merging poetry, prose, and visual art; the result is a fragmented world that offers a visceral, life-long journey of love and ruin.
This collection explodes with relationships that are both passionate and complicated: a sick mother and her daughter, an unwanted child-turned-mother, a woman and her desires, a woman and her lovers, a woman and her predators, little boys and their predator. Oscillating between the real and the unreal, Kneel Said the Night renders pain and pleasure in equal parts with imagery that cuts deep yet embraces its reader, asking both "Who holds the winning hand?" and "Who will save us?"