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Comfort Food for Breakups: The Memoir of a Hungry Girlby Marusya Bociurkiw
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An elegiac memoir about food, family, and the thorns of personal history written by a Ukrainian Canadian lesbian, whose family recipes connect intimate vignettes in which food nourishes, comforts, and heals the wounds of the past, including those of a father haunted by memories of time spent in a concentration camp during World War II. The author, both at home and in her travels through North America and Europe, also reconciles her family life with her queer identity; food becomes her salvation and a way to engage with the world. Thoughtful, sensual, and passionate, Comfort Food for Breakups muses on the ways in which food intersects with a nexus of hungers: for intimacy, for family, for home.
Marusya Bociurkiw is a filmmaker and the author of three previous books.
A moving and sensual food memoir combining family, lesbian identity, and desire.
About the Author
Marusya is a writer and filmmaker, and currently teaches media and popular culture in Toronto, Canada. She has previously published three titles, this is her first nonfiction book.
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