Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
This on-again, off-again long-distance romance is told in the form of a painstakingly assembled faux auction catalog, resulting in not her version of the story, not his version of the story, but theirs—told through the Post-it notes that Lenore and Harold left for each other during their relationship; sunglasses they purchased on vacations together; the quirky, you-know-me-so-well gifts they exchanged on holidays and "just because." These two seem like the perfect match...until they aren't. But in the meaning-infused detritus accumulated during their years together, we recognize ourselves and our relationships, down to the inscribed paperbacks and hand-written Valentine's Day dinner menus.
— Corrie Pikul