»My favorite book of 2018: In A Lesser Day, Andrea Scrima addresses, with poetic intensity, alienation and non-belonging as a state of mind in a life lived between two locations toward the end of the twentieth century. The narrator records everyday life in miniatures that brim with sensory input. Everything is equally important, like various parts of a mosaic. The resulting whole, both subtle and haunting, is made up of fragments of fragile places. The density of moods is remarkable; it allows the weather, light, smells, and colors to become physically alive.«