Sister Language is a collaboration, composed mainly of letters and other writings, between two sisters, one of whom, Christina, had schizophrenia. In the careful building of a bridge between sisters, a prose nonpareil is achieved, and a linguistic “bridge” created between readers and the authors, one of whom’s deep isolation is in this way diminished.
“A playful duet, a radiant howl, a swirling portrait of schizophrenia and sisterhood–this beautiful, wildly-groomed book magnifies two brilliant minds in motion. It is a story of what happens when ‘everyday’ language mutinies and shatters, leaving a fragile chimera of coherence. But mostly it’s a tale of unshakable, vulnerable, writerly love that brought me to tears.” – Kyo Maclear, author of Birds Art Life