The Chronology of Water

The Chronology of Water

A Memoir

eBook - 2011
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This is not your mother's memoir. In The Chronology of Water, Lidia Yuknavitch, a lifelong swimmer and Olympic hopeful escapes her raging father and alcoholic and suicidal mother when she accepts a swimming scholarship which drug and alcohol addiction eventually cause her to lose. What follows is promiscuous sex with both men and women, some of them famous, and some of it S & M, and Lidia discovers the power of her sexuality to help her forget her pain. The forgetting doesn't last, though, and it is her hard-earned career as a writer and a teacher, and the love of her husband and son, that ultimately save her.
Publisher: New York : Hawthorne Books, 2011
ISBN: 9780983304906
Branch Call Number: 921 Yukna
Description: 1 online resource (311 pages)
Additional Contributors: Cain, Chelsea
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May 15, 2017

Very raw - the author fully exposes herself and her life. There were times when she would have been my best friend and other times when I wanted to punch this woman straight in the jaw. I think the story became obviously hard for the author to wrap up at the end. That's why it got 4/5 stars instead of a perfect score. I am would recommend this book to anyone who wants to be complete enveloped in some one else's life for a bit of time. I would not recommend this book to the emotionally sensitive or easily offended! :-)


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