What is autonomy and how is that defined within a relationship? How does it evolve over time? When graphic designer Veronica married gifted pianist Carl, her presence inspired his playing. The way he looked at her gave her being. Shortly after their marriage, however, Veronica and Carl drift apart: Carl pulled away by his job and the demands of the piano, and Veronica drawn by the art galleries on the upper east side and the handsome stranger who watches her. Veronica’s attempt to be seen by her husband takes her into uncharted emotional territory, throwing her marriage, her identity, and finally her sanity into chaos. A gripping, painful tale of a vulnerable young couple, Love’s Wilderness will haunt you through the streets of New York City: the galleries, the concert halls, and the apartments.
From the Curator
Love’s Wilderness is a poignant and dizzying tale of madness and loss. Harlow pushes at the boundaries of sanity with artfully woven syntax that blurs its definitions and questions self and social constructs of identity and womanhood. Her tale rivets, coursing with themes of identity, mental illness, loss, and feminism.