Harnessing Light by S.B. Goncarova

Genre: Poetry | Pages: 87

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Synopsis of the novel:

“I SAID GOODNIGHT knowing full well it was goodbye, and then in the dark, you were there, on the bed next to me, only three thousand something miles away, and the quiet sounds of you muddling on your guitar seep into my veins and lull me into that cloudy space between awake and asleep, and in the end I am brought back to the beginning—”

Can one create a love so bright, that it crosses distance and time? In this enduring love story, Harnessing Light is the journey of one woman trekking across the world in a search to find home, peace, purpose and love. In a quest that transcends physical limitations, Harnessing Light beckons us to our own, to discover what the true search really is.


This book has such a great collection of memories and stories of the authors life. The fluidity of the experiences even on normal days is expressed so lucidly. This book is completely based on a dear one that the author holds close to her heart and narrates her day-to-day experiences in such a blissful and heart warming fashion. She recollects memories she's had with her when she was not away in Singapore. Time and again she yarns for her company while she bids time thousands of kilometers away living her own life. She goes around the world living different experiences and meeting new people along the way.

Harnessing Light is centered around the question: can one create a love so bright that it crosses distance and time? It's a love story, but not in the traditional sense; It's a quest that transcends beyond the physical. The stories of the incredible women whom the author met during her journey.

I am usually into novels and have trouble comprehending the essence of poetry. Yet, Goncarova managed to keep her flow simple and elegant that even someone like me could extract the quintessence of her narration and her poems. The vivid pictures used and different intervals is just cherry on top and the poetry associated with it does something to its readers.

S.B. Goncarova is an absolute blessing to the readers community. She talks about the simplest thing in current day situation without trying to use elaborate words but just to say things as is the most familiar fashion. This is the first work of the author that I have laid hands on and hope to read more to understand her style of writing.

Although there is a fullness in what she writes, there were gaps in my mind to comprehend what exactly the author was attempting to translate. However, the writing quickly catches up and I understand the love and the distance she feels. Not until the end of the page did I fully consume the story.

About the Author:

S.B. Goncarovais an indie author and visual artist based out of Montréal. She has been the grant recipient of the Puffin Foundation and Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. Her visual work can be found in the Archive of Digital Art, Danube University, Austria, PS1 MoMA Contemporary Art Center Digital Archive, The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Art Library, and Rutgers University Special Collections.

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