trust the process
By stephie hell
Lovely, just lovely. It does have post-modern structural elements but is not at all precious or self-consciously “meta.” The reader is forced into awkward vantages, and interacting with the narrative is the ultimate “trust exercise” of its title. It’s a sort of prose meditation on the difference between truth and accuracy— though it may demand a bit more than the usual willingness to suspend disbelief, the reward for trusting the process is the feeling that every word is true, eclipsing any small thoughts about illusorily objective fact.
NB: I would recommend NOT reading the “sample” as it does not start at the beginning of the novel. When I titled this review, I had entirely forgotten the novel’s title! (Consciously, at least.)