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The Chronology of Water - Lidia Yuknavitch, Chelsea Cain
The Chronology of Water
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This is not your mother’s memoir. In The Chronology of Water, Lidia Yuknavitch expertly moves the reader through issues of gender, sexuality, violence, and the family from the point of view of a lifelong swimmer turned artist. In writing that explores the nature of memoir itself, her story traces... show more
This is not your mother’s memoir. In The Chronology of Water, Lidia Yuknavitch expertly moves the reader through issues of gender, sexuality, violence, and the family from the point of view of a lifelong swimmer turned artist. In writing that explores the nature of memoir itself, her story traces the effect of extreme grief on a young woman’s developing sexuality that some define as untraditional because of her attraction to both men and women. Her emergence as a writer evolves at the same time and takes the narrator on a journey of addiction, self-destruction, and ultimately survival that finally comes in the shape of love and motherhood.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780979018831 (0979018838)
Publisher: Hawthorne Books
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
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Words, Worlds, Whorls
Words, Worlds, Whorls rated it
4.0 The Chronology of Water
From the first page, I was astounded by the sheer beauty and lyricism in Yuknavitch's style. I thought to myself, 'the last book I read with such gorgeous prose was [b:Sometimes a Great Notion|529626|Sometimes a Great Notion|Ken Kesey|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348326073s/529626.jpg|1308344].' ...
Melody Murray's Books
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5.0 The Chronology of Water: A Memoir
I'm not sure what I can say about this book. Maybe that it was written in letters of fire, written in blood that seemed to be my own blood. Made me puke and cry and hide my head under the covers then reach for it again just for a minute? This one, geeze, this one. Gets up inside your head and talks ...
Bright and Shiny Shiny
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Number one book of 2011
Bright and Shiny Shiny
Bright and Shiny Shiny rated it
5.0 The Chronology of Water
Number one book of 2011
miscellaneous debris
miscellaneous debris rated it
4.0 The Chronology of Water
A roller coaster ride from lucid to raving and back, this is a memoir of immediacy, immersing the reader in a world of emotional turbulence. From a childhood of abuse and neglect, through addiction and depression, to a sudden realization that she is capable of creating a loving family and forgiving ...
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