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Marilyn (Paperback) (Amanda Ngoho Reavey)

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Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. Memoir. Asian American Studies. Amanda [Ngoho] Reavey's first book, MARILYN, began as an exploration through somatic experiments on what it means to stay and became a fragmented map of the immigration system, the international adoption process, and family. How do you articulate disenfranchised grief? How does a person who has no origin write herself into existence? What happens when all you have left is, as Sarita Echavez See says, 'the body to articulate loss'? Framed by a return trip to the Philippines in 2011, her first time back since leaving, Reavey takes the most intense images [real, imagined, dreamed] encountered while living in-between six different countries, and expunges them in attempt to stitch the Asian, diasporic body. The result is an ancestral line, a path back not to the beginning of life nor just before, but rather to the primordial. To ancestral roots. To orality: a name.]
Number of Pages: 126
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Small Pr Distribution
Author: Amanda Ngoho Reavey
Language: English
Street Date: December 5, 2015
TCIN: 51081843
UPC: 9780986050534
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-4065
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