Disappearing in Glimpses is a stunning work, raw and powerful and true. Geneva Phillips imparts cultural and social criticism without didacticism or complaint, and the honesty in her voice makes us sit up and recognize truths about the lives of incarcerated women we may have been unable, or unwilling, to see. Cumulatively, and in powerful juxtaposition, these shards of creative nonfiction create a wrenching and clear-eyed memoir: haunting, urgent, full of grace.
-Rilla Askew, author of Most American: Notes from a Wounded Place
A harrowing, beautiful collection. Phillips has written a book as unflinching in the ugliness it shows as it is beautiful in its precise, surprising language. There is a strong, true voice here, steady enough to lead a reader by the hand into a life most will have never seen. You will emerge wide-eyed, changed, and grateful.
-Constance Squires, author of Live from Medicine Park and Hit Your Brights
Geneva is one of my closest friends, a friendship forged as we have shared our lives through writing. She wrote to me once that, "Hope is the shining thread that binds me to life." Hers is a hope won by an unflinching honesty and courage to confront her past and her brokenness. Her story is gut wrenching and beautiful, eloquent and haunting.
-Ellen Stackable, Executive Director and Founder of Poetic Justice