Teaching Notes for The Storm That Bears Your Name:
Use in the classroom to discuss: the detritus of storms; organic growth and decay; grief narratives; creeping horror; place studies; poetic/economical language; writing about writing; (sur)realism; fatherhood; parenthood; partnership; vivid world viewed through a very strange lens; unexpected plot elements; bizarre children; hauntings; histories, real and imagined; leaves and leavings.
Pairs well with 26 Abductions, The Movie My Murderer Makes, Becoming Monster.
The Storm That Bears Your Name by Matthew Mahaney
Winner of the Cupboard’s 2015 Contest
35 pages. Perfect-bound.
It remembers. Or, it is remembered. Secrets thicken in Matthew Mahaney’s The Storm That Bears Your Name, providing spaces through which children slip, spaces in which the once-said or never-said still shiver. Will you know yourself in the new town? Will the branches bear your weight? Winner of the Cupboard Pamphlet’s Fourth-Ever Contest, The Storm That Bears Your Name cracks open the distance between what is, what was, and what will be as if to say, Maybe.