Small Fires

Product Number: EB00665104
Released: Mar 27, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781936747382
Publisher: Sarabande Books
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This is a daughter's story. In Small Fires, Julie Marie Wade recreates the landscape of her childhood with a lacemaker's care, then turns that precise attention on herself. There are floating tea lights in the bath, coddled blossoms in the garden, and a mother straddling her teenage daughter's back, astringent in hand, to better scrub her not-quite-presentable pores. And throughout, Wade traces this lost world with the same devotion as her mother among her award-winning roses. Small Fires is essay as elegy, but it is also essay as parsing, reconciliation, and celebration, all in the attempt to answer the question-what have you given up in order to become who you are?

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