Thanks to Sport Literate and Scott F. Parker for this in-depth review of Emily Pifer’s The Running Body. Parker’s spot-on assessment notes how essential Pifer’s structure is essential to the work:
Taking us so deep into her subjective experience, Pifer sacrifices the familiar support of chronological narration. It’s a sacrifice that’s central to her project. She correctly anticipates the response she will get: “What happened? You are asking. Be more clear, you are saying.” And she knows how to respond: “But I have been wanting to show you what looking at this wound looks like to me.”
To read the full review, check out the Sport Literate website.