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The Resource The Chronology of Water : A Memoir, Lidia Yuknavitch ; [introduction by Chelsea Cain]

The Chronology of Water : A Memoir, Lidia Yuknavitch ; [introduction by Chelsea Cain]

Label
The Chronology of Water : A Memoir
Title
The Chronology of Water
Title remainder
A Memoir
Statement of responsibility
Lidia Yuknavitch ; [introduction by Chelsea Cain]
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is not your mother's memoir. In The Chronology of Water, Lidia Yuknavitch expertly moves the reader through issues of gender, sexuality, violence, and the family from the point of view of a lifelong swimmer turned artist. In writing that explores the nature of memoir itself, her story traces the effect of extreme grief on a young woman's developing sexuality that some define as untraditional because of her attraction to both men and women. Her emergence as a writer evolves at the same time and takes the narrator on a journey of addiction, self-destruction, and ultimately survival that finally comes in the shape of love and motherhood
Summary
The author recounts how she lost a promising career as a swimmer to addiction, turned to high-risk sexual activities, and eventually got her life back through her writing and teaching and her new family
Tone
Writing style
Award
Oregon Book Awards, Readers' Choice, 2012.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10119794
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yuknavitch, Lidia
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cain, Chelsea
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yuknavitch, Lidia
  • Women authors, American
  • Swimmers
Target audience
adult
Label
The Chronology of Water : A Memoir, Lidia Yuknavitch ; [introduction by Chelsea Cain]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Holding breath -- Under blue -- The wet -- Resuscitations -- The other side of drowning
Control code
ocn656451012
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 310 pages
Isbn
9780979018831
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2010041860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)656451012
Label
The Chronology of Water : A Memoir, Lidia Yuknavitch ; [introduction by Chelsea Cain]
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Holding breath -- Under blue -- The wet -- Resuscitations -- The other side of drowning
Control code
ocn656451012
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 310 pages
Isbn
9780979018831
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2010041860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)656451012

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