The Body Where I Was Born

The Body Where I Was Born

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"From a psychoanalyst's couch, the narrator looks back on her bizarre childhood--in which she was born with a birth defect into a family intent on fixing it--having somehow survived the emotional havoc she went through. And survive she did, but not unscathed. This intimate narrative echoes the voice of the narrator's younger self: a sharp, sensitive girl who is keen to life's gifts and hardships. With bare language and smart humor, both delicate and unafraid, the narrator strings a strand of touching stories together in a portrait of an unconventional childhood that crushed her, scarred her, mended her, tore her apart and ultimately made her whole."--
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, [2015]
Edition: First English-language edition.
ISBN: 9781609805265
Branch Call Number: NETTE
Characteristics: 175 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Lichtenstein, J. T. 1986-
Alternative Title: El cuerpo en que nací. English


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Oct 12, 2017

The confessional style takes away the interest from the story of a girl's childhood.

Apr 24, 2016

Terrific first novel (in English). Let's see what she follows this largely autobiographical story with.

(added later) I also read her short story collection ¨Natural Histories,¨ (2014) originally published as ¨El matrimonio de los peces rojos,¨ by Editorial Paginas de Espuma, Madrid (2013), and recommend it.

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