Jenna Dorian

Excerpt from Though the Water Remembers the Blood
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Jenna Dorian

Jenna Dorian self-published her first novella, You Holy Screaming Symphony, in 2016. Her work has appeared in PERJUS Magazine, Dime Show Review, Hippocampus Magazine, and Pub Lab, an annual journal of the Los Angeles Review of Books and USC publishing workshop. Jenna was a writer-in-residence at Rivendell Writers’ Colony and a LARB/USC publishing workshop fellow.

I’m reading from my thesis, Though the Water Remembers the Blood. In this novel, Ira Hashian is throwing his wife, Gadara, a 40th anniversary party, as her advancing Alzheimer’s has taken most of her memories – memories that trace crookedly back to her maternal lineage during the Armenian genocide. In this scene, Ira has found a photocopy inside the cushion of his armchair and begins recalling Gadara’s past routines of how she used to make photocopies at the library.

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