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ISBN13: 9780983304906
ISBN10: 0983304904
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This is not your mother's memoir. In The Chronology of Water, Lidia Yuknavitch, a lifelong swimmer and Olympic hopeful escapes her raging father and alcoholic and suicidal mother when she accepts a swimming scholarship which drug and alcohol addiction eventually cause her to lose. What follows is promiscuous sex with both men and women, some of them famous, and some of it S&M, and Lidia discovers the power of her sexuality to help her forget her pain. The forgetting doesn't last, though, and it is her hard-earned career as a writer and a teacher, and the love of her husband and son, that ultimately create the life she needs to survive.

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patricia l mcguire, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by patricia l mcguire)
I absolutely loved this book; the language was amazing. Words can't express my excitement when I got a few pages in and realized this was going to be a book that I was going to buy for all of my friends to read (or they'd get really, really tired of me trying to explain how wonderful it was to them).
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patricia l mcguire, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by patricia l mcguire)
I absolutely loved this book; the language was amazing. Words can't express my excitement when I got a few pages in and realized this was going to be a book that I was going to buy for all of my friends to read (or they'd get really, really tired of me trying to explain how wonderful it was to them).
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tracyab, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by tracyab)
The best thing I read in 2011. The best memoir I've read in ages. Daring and strange and beautiful. I'm re-reading it as my first book of 2012.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780983304906
Publisher:
Hawthorne Books
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Women
Introduction:
Cain, Chelsea
Illustrator:
Cain, Chelsea
Author:
Yuknavitch, Lidia
Publication Date:
April 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
268

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