An ethnographic bricolage of fragmentary narratives and lost voices from a future tribal culture of survivors following the Second Great Flood, Remnants provides glimpses into the myths, rituals, songs, customs, lifestyles, dream visions and the intertwining personal stories of a post-apocalyptic community existing in the ruined shadows of our own civilisation. Jane Burn and Bob Beagrie weave an unsettling tapestry of possible subjectivities navigating the margins between endurance and extinction in the not too distant future.
The collection considers what has been and might yet be. What scraps we remember, what has formed and shaped the poets’ memories and minds. Through recalling forgotten dialects and language, Bob and Jane dip in and out of history, religion and ancient myths and rebuild themselves again.