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PARKADE READING ROOM | You hold me, as I fumble to emulate your care


In partnership with Shelf Life Books, TRUCK has invited artists presenting in You hold me, as I fumble to emulate your care to select texts that align with and expand upon the ideas considered in their projects and research. The PARKADE Space allows readers an opportunity to engage with these texts in the context of the exhibitions.


Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies 

Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things 

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass  

Therese Maillot, Heart Berries  

Lynda Barry, What It Is  

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, This Accident of Being Lost


Inuvialuktun language dictionary


Richard Prince, Girlfriends

Patricia McCormack, Fort Chipewyan and the Shaping of Canadian History, 1788-1920s: "We like to be free in this country"

Maggie Nelson, The Argonauts 

bell hooks, Communion: The Female Search for Love

Virginie Despentes, King Kong Theory

Roland Barthes, Mourning Diary

Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida

Layli Long Soldier, WHEREAS: Poems

Sophie Calle, Rachel, Monique... 

Steff Ling, NasCar

R.M. Clarke, Yamaha RD 350 & 400: Performance Portfolio 1972-1979


Sheila Heiti, Motherhood

Susan Sontag, Against Interpretation  

Dana Ward, A Kentucky of Mothers

Eve Sedgwick, Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity

Judith Halberstam, The Queer Art of Failure

Julianne Pidduck, Jean Carlomusto and Richard Fung, Queer Kinship and Ambivalence: Video Autoethnographies 

Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text

Editors Cherríe Moraga, Gloria E. Anzaldúa, This Bridge Called My Back: : Writings by Radical Women of Color