The Bat Had Blue Eyes
1993 Women’s Press
In The Bat Had Blue Eyes, Betsy Warland transports the reader to a prairie farmhouse where family patterns repeat undetected. Once there, she deftly reveals how language encodes pain-filled memories as a mystery. This is a journey rich in sense, smell, and texture with the writer in exquisite control, molding and shaping the language that has constrained her, until it sets her free.