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Abnormal Repetitive Behaviors (Paperback) (Leslie Heywood)

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"The murder-suicide of the author's grandparents serves as a backdrop for an examination of trauma and recovery through several generations, and the affective neurology of emotions that we share with everyone else, even animals. Abnormal Repetitive Behaviors explores how we respond to violence, grief, and loss, and the ways animals are emotionally akin to us in those responses. Driven by the ways those primary emotions get tangled with memory, the ways the body informs the mind, we end up feeling and repeating behaviors linked to original struggles long after they have passed. Fighting against what threatened to cage us, the fight itself becomes the cage, affecting our lives and relationships in the most visceral ways. Yet it is the simplest things that promote recovery and survival: a calming animal touch. Simple presence"--
Number of Pages: 100
Genre: Poetry
Sub-Genre: American / General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Leslie Heywood
Language: English
Street Date: April 28, 2016
TCIN: 51320826
UPC: 9781597097307
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-2438
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