Comfort Food for Breakups

The Memoir of a Hungry Girl
Author(s): Marusya Bociurkiw
Original Publish Date: Jun 01, 2007
Product Number: EB00645216
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781551523200
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
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An elegiac memoir about food, family, and the thorns of personal history written by a Ukrainian Canadian lesbian, whose family recipes connect intimate vignettes in which food nourishes, comforts, and heals the wounds of the past, including those of a father haunted by memories of time spent in a concentration camp during World War II. The author, both at home and in her travels through North America and Europe, also reconciles her family life with her queer identity; food becomes her salvation and a way to engage with the world. Thoughtful, sensual, and passionate, Comfort Food for Breakups muses on the ways in which food intersects with a nexus of hungers: for intimacy, for family, for home. Marusya Bociurkiw is a filmmaker and the author of three previous books.

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