Response – Where Will You Go When…

Reading: Where Will You Go When Your Skin Cannot Contain You? by William Gay

Impressions: What a dark, gritty, graphic piece! It does not start out gently. As the reader, you’re abruptly dropped into the dark and twisted world of the Jeepster/Leonard.

The images created are bold and almost painful. The third paragraph sets the tone right away. The way in which the scenes flow and mercilessly into each other gives the impression that the lines between reality and altered states are meanly blurred.

At first I started out horrified by the character. However when I got to the scene where Jeepster is trying to see Aimee but he’s told to leave by the police, I couldn’t help but feel sad for him. He’s grieving, and he can’t do what he wants to do and doesn’t know what to do.

The rawness of the story is frightening and fascinating at the same time.

Told in third person with focus on Jeepster.


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