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Posts Tagged: absent fathers

A Transcendent Wilderness: Andrew J. Graff’s Raft of Stars

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In particular, Graff’s river is numinous. It’s the center of everything.

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The More Painful Absence: Keema Waterfield’s Inside Passage

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In this lush and raw account, musicians play, voices harmonize and then separate again, town after Alaska town rolls by… and Waterfield searches for home.

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Reinventing the Truth: A Conversation with Anna Qu

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Anna Qu discusses her debut memoir, MADE IN CHINA.

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Making Space for Curiosity: A Conversation with Pik-Shuen Fung

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Pik-Shuen Fung discusses her debut novel, GHOST FOREST.

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Voices on Addiction: Safety in a Blue Light

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Television babysat our family—our thirteen-channel set, reception via a rooftop antenna.

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How Beautiful and Rough: A Conversation with Ashley C. Ford

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Ashley C. Ford discusses her debut memoir, SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER.

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Other Stories, Other Lives: Life among the Terranauts by Caitlin Horrocks

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By the time the television cameras arrive, the rest of the world may be surprised, but we’re not.

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Voices on Addiction: Searching for Lilacs

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It hadn’t felt like teasing. It felt the way it always did these days—that I had disappointed her.

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Depths of Story: Who’s Your Daddy by Arisa White

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The inherited wounds cut so deep one wonders if they can ever be fully healed.

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Asking the Right Questions: Yaa Gyasi’s Transcendent Kingdom

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Transcendent Kingdom becomes an experiment in itself.

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Possibility Is Spellbinding: The Lightness by Emily Temple

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In short, lightness is the capacity to leave without regret.

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Voices on Addiction: None of This Is Bullshit

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I was fine. No one and nothing could hurt me.

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Constant Motion: Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

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More than a longing for an origin story, Hernandez Castillo’s memoir is an attempt to bring the invisible to light.

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The Poem Must Forgive: E. J. Koh’s The Magical Language of Others

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Empathy and forgiveness must begin with understanding.

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Skin

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I am cooking myself back in to my family, back into my own skin.

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I Am the Ignition

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I don’t believe in redemption stories.

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Voices on Addiction: A Conversation with Andrea Jarrell

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I didn’t want to be edited in that way. I needed to tell my story.

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Conversations with Writers Braver Than Me: Jason Diamond

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Jason Diamond discusses his memoir Searching for John Hughes, confronting his childhood abuse, avoiding his parents, and writing about all of it.

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The Rumpus Interview with Asali Solomon

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Asali Solomon discusses her debut novel, Disgruntled, narrative structure, the mythology of memory and place, and returning to Philadelphia after years away.

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