Color, Heat and the Wreck of the Argo by Catherynne M. Valente
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A pitch-perfect short tale of loneliness, obsession, beta-max glory -- while also being a mystifying exploration into other people's lives, perhaps even alternate histories, capturing moments that are most rightly called catastrophes -- Or turning points.
This is Valente at her best. A lyrical volcano of barely suppressed emotion that is not always of the kinds of emotion you might expect.
In fact, I cannot rightly define this short story. Nor describe it. I mean, sure, it's about watching someone else's home movies on an old beta-max recorder, but what she DOES with it is something out of this world.
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