Collateral Damage (A Novel)

Kimberlee Bethany Bonura, University of Texas at El Paso


Like Barthes and Cantu, my project began with punctum, “a photograph’s … accident which pricks me (but also bruises me, is poignant to me)” (Barthes, 27). I was reviewing family photographs and memories in general, but specifically, the life trajectory of photos best illustrated by Figures 1, 2 and 3, which show me quite clearly growing up in the shadows of my mother’s military service.

Subject Area

Creative writing|Language arts

Recommended Citation

Bonura, Kimberlee Bethany, "Collateral Damage (A Novel)" (2021). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI28540874.