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A semi-epistolary novella that charts a break-up/breakdown. An account of an intergenerational love affair that uses a fragmented narrative, unsent letters to an ex, and reflections on sessions with a psychotherapist to interrogate love and its collapse. Part detective story, part love letter, part confession and part lament, WRONGNESS explores the problematics of same-sex relationships, dysfunctional Jewish families and cross-generational dynamics.

‘By turns shocking and poetic, Wrongness invites the reader to witness Ruth Novaczek as she shatters all illusions.’ – Chris Kraus



Publisher: Kunstverein Gartenhaus

Altneu is Novaczek’s debut collection of wry, wisecracking, noir-ish poems alongside a series of monochrome photos, published by Wild Seeds, Vienna, 2021

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