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2018-02-07
The Chronology of Water: A Memoir
Linda Yuknavitch
Canongate
August 2018
256pp
書籍編號:
03-10262
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● 內文簡介

★Finalist for a PEN Center USA award
★Winner of a PNBA Award and the Oregon Book Award Reader’s Choice.

In Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Chronology of Water 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.

‘The Chronology of Water is a brutal beauty bomb and a true love song. Rich with story, alive with emotion, both merciful and utterly merciless, I am forever altered by every stunning page. This is the book I’m going to press into everyone’s hands for years to come. This is the book I’ve been waiting to read all of my life’ ──Cheryl Strayed

 

● 作者簡介

Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of The Book of Joan which Canongate published in January 2018, the National Bestselling novel The Small Backs of Children (winner of the 2016 Oregon Book Award’s Ken Kesey Award for Fiction and the Reader’s Choice Award) which Canongate will publish in January 2019, Dora: A Headcase which Canongate will publish in September 2019, and three books of short fiction.

Lidia received her doctorate in Literature from the University of Oregon. She lives and teaches in Oregon with her husband Andy Mingo and their renaissance man son, Miles. She is a very good swimmer.

 

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