Gabriela Garcia discusses her debut novel, OF WOMEN AND SALT.
Tags: class inequality, Cuba, Cuban diaspora, epigenetics, family, family history, Gabriela Garcia, Greg Mania, historical trauma, immigrants, immigration, inherited trauma, intergenerational trauma, Latinx, Latinx literature, literary tropes, Mexico, Miami, mothers, Of Women and Salt, racial inequality, Victor Hugo
Jeannine Ouelette discusses her debut memoir, THE PART THAT BURNS.
Tags: Abigail Thomas, Andre Aciman, Antonio Damasio, Bessel van der Kolk, carmen maria machado, Casper Mountain, child abuse, child molestation, child sexual assault, childhood abuse, childhood trauma, Daniel Kahneman, debut memoir, Dept. of Speculation, Donald Maass, Dorothy Allison, Elephant Rock, EMily St John Mandel, epigenetics, family, family trauma, fragmentation, fragmented, fragments, Heavy, In the Dream House, Jeannine Ouellette, Jenny Offill, Jo Ann Beard, Joy Williams, justin torres, Kelly Popoff, Kiese Laymon, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, Looking for Spinoza, Megan Vered, memoir, memories, memory, metaphor, molestation, mothers, mothers and daughters, natural world, nature, paper dolls, portals, Richard McCann, Safekeeping, sexual abuse, sexual assault, Split Lip, Station Eleven, T Kira Madden, The Body Keeps the Score, The Boys of My Youth, The Feeling of What Happens, The Part that Burns, Thinking Fast and Slow, trauma, trauma writing, we the animals, writing constraints, Wyoming
Kapka Kassabova discusses her latest book, TO THE LAKE.
Tags: Balkanization, Balkanize, Balkans, black lives matter, border, bulgaria, COVID-19, epigenetics, family, forgiveness, generational trauma, graywolf, graywolf press, Highlands, historical trauma, home, inherited trauma, intergenerational trauma, Jorge Luis Borges, Kapka Kassabova, New Zealand, pandemic, psychology, Sarah Haas, Scotland, Scottish Highlands, To the Lake, trauma, war, Zen Buddhism
Katya Apekina discusses her debut novel, THE DEEPER THE WATER THE UGLIER THE FISH.
Tags: debut novel, epigenetics, gender, immigrants, Katya Apekina, motherhood, mothers and daughters, parenthood, pregnancy, revision, Russia, Russian, Sara Finnerty, The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish, Two Dollar Radio
Allie Rowbottom discusses her debut memoir, JELL-O GIRLS.
Tags: addiction, Adrienne Rich, Allie Rowbottom, Anne Carson, Annie Dillard, audre lorde, bodies, body image, Carole Maso, chronic illness, Claudia Rankine, daughters, eileen myles, epigenetics, Eula Biss, feminism, first book, food, Helene Cixous, illness, intergenerational trauma, Jane Austen, Jeanette Winterson, Jell-O, Jell-O Girls, Katharine Harrison, kathryn harrison, lauren groff, Leslie Jamison, Lidia Yuknavitch, Lucille Clifton, Lucy Grealy, Maggie Nelson, Marguerite Duras, mary gaitskill, Mary Karr, memoir, mental illness, Monet Patrice Thomas, Morgan Parker, mothers, mothers and daughters, patriarchy, privilege, Roxane Gay, sarah manguso, sexual abuse, sexual trauma, The Liars Club, trauma, virginia woolf
But still: A pattern. The trauma had been diluted by time. But, it was still present, still discernible, in my blood. ...more
Tags: absent mothers, Aleppo, anxiety, Armenian, Armenian genocide, Cairo, childhood, depression, dna, epigenetics, fathers, genes, genetics, Ghana, grief, historical trauma, Holocaust, immigrants, immigration, intergenerational trauma, Islam, John Bowlby, loss, Marash, middle east, motherhood, mothers, mothers and daughters, Nadia Owusu, one night stand, orphan, Ottoman Empire, refugees, Syrian Desert, Torch, trauma, Turkey, World War I, wwI
What cannot be forgotten/cannot be remembered? ...more
Tags: Celeste Chan, childhood, epigenetics, family, fathers and daughters, grief, haunting, Holocaust, hunger, Japan, Malaysia, Mary-Kim Arnold, Multitudes, Singapore, southeast asia, violence, VONA, war
I hadn’t expected the San Francisco outpost of the world’s first epigenetic human cloning agency to be so, well, pretty. Five mirrors line Modernism Gallery’s white walls, each overlaid with a rendering of a formidable figure from centuries past.