​Lynn Crosbie on love "so unattainable it's absurd"

The ever-provocative writer Lynn Crosbie is back with a dark love story that revives late Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain.
Provocative poet and essayist Lynn Crosbie is back with an "haut fan fiction" about Kurt Cobain. (House of Anansi)

What if the longing of a 16-year-old girl could reincarnate Kurt Cobain? That's the premise of Lynn Crosbie's new "haute fan fiction" novel, Where Did You Sleep Last Night?  

It's a story that "sort of created itself," Crosbie tells Shad, adding that she was intrigued by the Nirvana frontman's mysterious last days. 

The provocative poet and writer also reflects on the binding power of love, why her suicidal heroine feels a kinship with the dead, and why she wants to see "less iconography, more person" in cultural texts about Cobain. 

Lynn Crosbie on the binding power of love. (Fabiola Carletti/CBC)


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