Joshua in the Sky

Rodge Glass

Taproot Press



ISBN: 9781739207793


Publication date: 5 September 2024


Joshua in the Sky is a family memoir and a memorial to a short life.

Moving between searching explorations of one family’s blood legacy and a series of playful, humorous studies of individual poems, novels, songs and works of art, this book tells the story of one man’s attempt to come to make sense of the death of his baby nephew from a rare blood condition both share while navigating monumental changes in his own personal life.

Having spent a lifetime using reading and writing to both hide from and face the world, Joshua in the Sky serves as a kind of reckoning, asking the questions: whose life deserves to be remembered? And how?