“I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness” by Claire Vaye Watkins Paired with Oinoz Verdejo

Pouring Over Pages by Maritza Lacayo and Alexa Ferra

Episode notes

This surreal and contemporary odyssey is one that we both loved! “I Love you but I’ve Chosen Darkness” tells the auto fictional story of author Claire Vaye Watkins, a woman suffering from spiraling postpartum depression, heading home and facing her traumatic past. Inspired by the book’s setting, we paired the read with Carlos Moro Oinoz Verdejo 2020. The lively conversation centers around the book's issues of poverty, class struggle, drug addiction, femininity, and even cult life.

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