The Chronology of Water

The Chronology of Water

A Memoir

Book - 2011
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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 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.
Publisher: Portland, OR : Hawthorne Books, 2011
ISBN: 9780979018831
Characteristics: 310 p. ; 23 cm


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May 15, 2017

Very raw - the author fully exposes herself and her life. There were times when she would have been my best friend and other times when I wanted to punch this woman straight in the jaw. I think the story became obviously hard for the author to wrap up at the end. That's why it got 4/5 stars instead of a perfect score. I am would recommend this book to anyone who wants to be complete enveloped in some one else's life for a bit of time. I would not recommend this book to the emotionally sensitive or easily offended! :-)


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