The Chronology of Water

The Chronology of Water
Author: Lidia Yuknavitch
Pages: 268
ISBN: 9780983304906
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Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: Hawthorne Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Chronology of Water

The Chronology of Water
Author: Lidia Yuknavitch
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1786893304
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Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Chronology of Water traces the effect of extreme grief on a young woman's developing sexuality. With candour and humility, Yuknavitch chronicles her early experiences as a survivor of childhood abuse at the hands of her father and then the birth, just out of her teens, of a stillborn child.From the shattered parts she weaves a narrative shining with the healing power of art, beauty, writing, sibling love, romantic attachment - to men and women - and swimming. It is a journey of addiction, self-destruction, and ultimately survival that finally comes together in the shape of love.

The Chronology of Water

The Chronology of Water
Author: Lidia Yuknavitch
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781786893314
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Release: 2019-03-07
Editor: Canongate Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the debris of her troubled early life, Lidia Yuknavitch weaves an astonishing tale of survival. It is a life that navigates, and transcends, abuse, addiction, self-destruction and the crushing loss of a stillborn child. A kind of memoir that is also a paean to the pursuit of beauty, self-expression, desire – for men and women – and the exhilaration of swimming, The Chronology of Water lays a life bare.

Dora A Headcase

Dora  A Headcase
Author: Lidia Yuknavitch
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780983850472
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Release: 2012-08-07
Editor: Hawthorne Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dora: A Headcase is a contemporary coming-of-age story based on Freud’s famous case study—retold and revamped through Dora's point of view, with shotgun blasts of dark humor and sexual play. Ida needs a shrink . . . or so her philandering father thinks, and he sends her to a Seattle psychiatrist. Immediately wise to the head games of her new shrink, whom she nicknames Siggy, Ida begins a coming-of-age journey. At the beginning of her therapy, Ida, whose alter ego is Dora, and her small posse of pals engage in "art attacks." Ida’s in love with her friend Obsidian, but when she gets close to intimacy, she faints or loses her voice. Ida and her friends hatch a plan to secretly film Siggy and make an experimental art film. But something goes wrong at a crucial moment—at a nearby hospital Ida finds her father suffering a heart attack. While Ida loses her voice, a rough cut of her experimental film has gone viral, and unethical media agents are hunting her down. A chase ensues in which everyone wants what Ida has.

The Book of Joan

The Book of Joan
Author: Lidia Yuknavitch
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781786892416
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Release: 2018-01-18
Editor: Canongate Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE RESISTANCE STARTS NOW A group of rebels have united to save a world ravaged by war, violence and greed. Joan is their leader. Jean de Men is their foe. The future of humanity is being rewritten . . . Lidia Yuknavitch’s mesmerising novel sees Joan of Arc’s story reborn for the near future. It is a genre-defying masterpiece that may very well rewire your brain. 100 Notable Books of 2017, New York Times 25 Most Anticipated Books by Women for 2017, ELLE 32 Most Exciting Books Coming Out in 2017, BuzzFeed 15 Best Books of 2017, Esquire 33 New Books to Read in 2017, Huffington Post New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice

The Small Backs of Children

The Small Backs of Children
Author: Lidia Yuknavitch
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780062383266
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Release: 2015-07-07
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

National Bestseller A masterful literary talent explores the treacherous, often violent borders between war and sex, love and art. With the flash of a camera, one girl’s life is shattered, and a host of others altered forever. . . In a war-torn village in Eastern Europe, an American photographer captures a heart-stopping image: a young girl flying toward the lens, fleeing a fiery explosion that has engulfed her home and family. The image wins acclaim and prizes, becoming an icon for millions—and a subject of obsession for one writer, the photographer’s best friend, who has suffered a devastating tragedy of her own. As the writer plunges into a suicidal depression, her filmmaker husband enlists several friends, including a fearless bisexual poet and an ingenuous performance artist, to save her by rescuing the unknown girl and bringing her to the United States. And yet, as their plot unfolds, everything we know about the story comes into question: What does the writer really want? Who is controlling the action? And what will happen when these two worlds—east and west, real and virtual—collide? A fierce, provocative, and deeply affecting novel of both ideas and action that blends the tight construction of Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending with the emotional power of Anthony Marra’s A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Small Backs of Children is a major step forward from one of our most avidly watched writers.

Verge

Verge
Author: Lidia Yuknavitch
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780525534891
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Release: 2020-02-04
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

LONGLISTED FOR THE STORY PRIZE Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Bustle and Lit Hub A fiercely empathetic group portrait of the marginalized and outcast in moments of crisis, from one of the most galvanizing voices in American fiction. Lidia Yuknavitch is a writer of rare insight into the jagged boundaries between pain and survival. Her characters are scarred by the unchecked hungers of others and themselves, yet determined to find salvation within lives that can feel beyond their control. In novels such as The Small Backs of Children and The Book of Joan, she has captivated readers with stories of visceral power. Now, in Verge, she offers a shard-sharp mosaic portrait of human resilience on the margins. The landscape of Verge is peopled with characters who are innocent and imperfect, wise and endangered: an eight-year-old black-market medical courier, a restless lover haunted by memories of his mother, a teenage girl gazing out her attic window at a nearby prison, all of them wounded but grasping toward transcendence. Clear-eyed yet inspiring, Verge challenges us with moments of uncomfortable truth, even as it urges us to place our faith not in the flimsy guardrails of society but in the memories held—and told—by our own individual bodies.

The Misfit s Manifesto

The Misfit s Manifesto
Author: Lidia Yuknavitch
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781501120060
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Release: 2017-10-24
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author explores the status of being a misfit as something to be embraced, and social misfits as being individuals of value who have a place in society, in a work that encourages people who have had difficulty finding their way to pursue their goals.

Real to Reel

Real to Reel
Author: Lidia Yuknavitch
Pages: 175
ISBN: 1573661074
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Release: 2003
Editor: University of Alabama Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Short fictions that examine meaning through a cinematic lens. With an intelligence that scalds every pretense and surface, Lidia Yuknavitch's camera pans across subjects as varied as Keanu Reeves and Siberian prison laborers. She zooms in on drug addiction, crime, sex of all flavors, trauma, torture, rock and roll, and art, all the while revealing untried angles and alien shapes. She traces the inner lives of characters teetering on edges-death, birth, love, understanding-but never flinching at the spectacle of their violent descent. This collection represents a verbal cinematographer at her best as she captivates the reader with a prose style that is mesmerizing and fluid, deep and dangerous.

The Wrong Way to Save Your Life

The Wrong Way to Save Your Life
Author: Megan Stielstra
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780062429216
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Release: 2017-08-01
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From an important new American writer comes this powerful collection of personal essays on fear, creativity, art, faith, academia, the Internet, and justice. In this poignant and inciting collection of literary essays, Megan Stielstra tells stories to ward off fears both personal and universal as she grapples toward a better way to live. In her titular piece “The Wrong Way To Save Your Life,” she answers the question of what has value in our lives—a question no longer rhetorical when the apartment above her family’s goes up in flames. “Here is My Heart” sheds light on Megan’s close relationship with her father, whose continued insistence on climbing mountains despite a series of heart attacks leads the author to dissect deer hearts in a poetic attempt to interrogate her own feelings about mortality. Whether she's imagining the implications of open-carry laws on college campuses, recounting the story of going underwater on the mortgage of her first home, or revealing the unexpected pains and joys of marriage and motherhood, Stielstra's work informs, impels, enlightens, and embraces us all. The result is something beautiful—this story, her courage, and, potentially, our own. Intellectually fierce and viscerally intimate, Megan Stielstra's voice is witty, wise, warm, and above all, achingly human. “Stielstra is a masterful essayist.”—Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist and Hunger

The Fifth Child

The Fifth Child
Author: Doris Lessing
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780307777645
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Release: 2010-11-17
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Doris Lessing's contemporary gothic horror story—centered on the birth of a baby who seems less than human—probes society's unwillingness to recognize its own brutality.Harriet and David Lovatt, parents of four children, have created an idyll of domestic bliss in defiance of the social trends of late 1960s England. While around them crime and unrest surge, the Lovatts are certain that their old-fashioned contentment can protect them from the world outside—until the birth of their fifth baby. Gruesomely goblin-like in appearance, insatiably hungry, abnormally strong and violent, Ben has nothing innocent or infant-like about him. As he grows older and more terrifying, Harriet finds she cannot love him, David cannot bring himself to touch him, and their four older children are afraid of him. Understanding that he will never be accepted anywhere, Harriet and David are torn between their instincts as parents and their shocked reaction to this fierce and unlovable child whose existence shatters their belief in a benign world.

Grappling with the Chronology of the Genesis Flood

Grappling with the Chronology of the Genesis Flood
Author: Dr. Andrew A. Snelling,Dr. Steven W. Boyd
Pages: 828
ISBN: 9781614583264
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Release: 2014-08-04
Editor: New Leaf Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Understand this highly debated flash point for scientific debate, academic criticism, and common confusion with this unique presentation. Delve into the technical aspects of the chronology, historicity, and significance of understanding this landmark event, including what we can learn from the Hebrew words used to describe it. Examine the numerous geological, geophysical, and paleontological indications pointing to the reality and global scope of the Flood. Learn how and why the authors' exhaustive research began, putting forth objectives, criticisms they would address, and identifying obstacles to be resolved. The Flood as described in the Book of Genesis not only shaped the global landscape, it is an event that literally forms our understanding of early biblical history. Now an experienced team of scientists and theologians has written a definitive account of the Genesis Flood with detailed research into the original biblical text and evidences unlocked by modern science and study. Often recounted and discounted as just a myth or children's story, what we find with deeper study is instead a cataclysmic event, one that truly wiped out life on our planet with the exception of those preserved through God's plan. The devastation the Genesis Flood wreaked upon a rebellious world remains an important part of the biblical narrative we should understand for what it was - a divine act of judgment on a sin-immersed world.

First Love Last Rites

First Love  Last Rites
Author: Ian McEwan
Pages: 165
ISBN: 9780795301896
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Release: 2011-02-11
Editor: Rosetta Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Somerset Maugham Award winner: Dark early fiction by the author of Nutshell—“a splendid magician of fear” (Village Voice Literary Supplement). Taut, brooding, and densely atmospheric, the stories here show us how murder can arise out of boredom, perversity from adolescent curiosity—and how sheer evil can become the solution to unbearable loneliness. These short fiction pieces from the early career of the New York Times–bestselling and Man Booker Prize–winning author of Atonement and On Chesil Beach are claustrophobic tales of childhood, twisted psychology, and disjointed family life as terrifying as anything by Stephen King—and finely crafted with a lyricism and an intensity that compels us to confront our secret kinship with what repels us. “A powerful talent that is both weird and wonderful.” —TheBoston Sunday Globe “Ian McEwan’s fictional world combin[es] the bleak, dreamlike quality of de Chirico’s city-scapes with the strange eroticism of canvases by Balthus. Menace lies crouched between the lines of his neat, angular prose, and weird, grisly things occur in his books with nearly casual aplomb.” —The New York Times

Liberty s Excess

Liberty s Excess
Author: Lidia Yuknavitch
Pages: 177
ISBN: 1573660841
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Release: 2000
Editor: University of Alabama Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In interconnected and mutually enfolding texts protagonists face off with some deformation of being: psychological, sexual, political, philosophical. Plots play out across the body, as if formed, deformed, reformed by culture. Drugs, violence, and sex inscribe the literal flesh of "figures" standing in for what formerly passed for character. In these fictions a woman is more likely to appear with a needle in her arm than a baby. Sometimes a woman cannot be distinguished from a man at all. Cutting from subject to object, severing the eye/I from skin, these fictions bring America back to its body. In Liberty's Excess, capitalism and individualism lose their cover stories, releasing desire all over culture's deadening hum. Yuknavitch is both master and mistress of this dis-formed beauty, creating a landscape neither Waste Land nor Kansas nor Pomo Glitter.

Yummy Yucky

Yummy Yucky
Author: Leslie Patricelli
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9780763657000
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Release: 2011-11-15
Editor: Candlewick Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Learning about opposites has never been more fun - or funny - than with this winning book. Yummy! Spaghetti is yummy, but worms - and blue crayons, and sand, and other things too gross to mention - are definitely yucky when tasted. Amiably illustrated in a bright, graphic style, Leslie Patricelli’s spirited book, Yummy Yucky stars an obliging, bald, and very expressive toddler who acts out each pair of opposites with comically dramatic effect.

A Chronology of Art

A Chronology of Art
Author: Iain Zaczek
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0500239819
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Release: 2018-01-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fresh take on the history of art, using cultural timelines to reveal little-known connections and influences between artworks and artistic movements

The World s Water 2008 2009

The World s Water 2008 2009
Author: Peter H. Gleick,Michael J. Cohen
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781597269667
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Release: 2013-03-05
Editor: Island Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Produced biennially, The World’s Water provides a timely examination of the key issues surrounding freshwater resources and their use. Each new volume identifies and explains the most significant trends worldwide, and offers the best data available on a variety of topics related to water. The 2008-2009 volume features overview chapters on: • water and climate change • water in China • status of the Millennium Development Goals for water • peak water • efficient urban water use • business reporting on water This new volume contains an updated chronology of global conflicts associated with water, as well as brief reviews of issues regarding desalination, the Salton Sea, and the Three Gorges Dam. From the world’s leading authority on water issues, The World’s Water is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of information and analysis on freshwater resources and the political, economic, scientific, and technological issues associated with them. It is an essential reference for water resource professionals in government agencies and nongovernmental organizations, researchers, students, and anyone concerned with water and its use.

The World s Water 2006 2007

The World s Water 2006 2007
Author: Peter H. Gleick,Gary H. Wolff,Heather Cooley,Meena Palaniappan,Andrea Samulon,Emily Lee,Jason Morrison,David Katz
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781597269513
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Release: 2013-03-05
Editor: Island Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Produced biennially, The World's Water provides a timely examination of the key issues surrounding freshwater resources and their use. Each new volume identifies and explains the most significant current trends worldwide, and offers the best data available on a variety of water-related topics. The 2006-2007 volume features overview chapters on: Water and terrorism Business risks of water Water and ecosystems Floods and droughts Desalination Environmental justice and water The book contains an updated chronology of global conflicts associated with water as well as an assessment of recent water conferences, including the 4th World Water Forum. It also offers a brief review of issues surrounding the use of bottled water and the possible existence of water on Mars. From one of the world's leading authorities on water issues, The World's Water is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of information and analysis on freshwater resources and the political, economic, scientific, and technological issues associated with them.

Allegories of Violence

Allegories of Violence
Author: Lidia Yuknavitch
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781136707131
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Release: 2013-12-16
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Allegories of Violence demilitarizes the concept of war and asks what would happen if we understood war as discursive via late 20th Century novels of war.

Deep Space Chronicle

Deep Space Chronicle
Author: Asif A. Siddiqi
Pages: 245
ISBN: NASA:31769000641483
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Release: 2002
Editor: National Aeronautics & Space Admin
Language: en

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