The Chronology of Water: A Memoir
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 create the life she needs to survive.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sjjk - LibraryThing
Very, very beautiful written memoir. A raw life, but she is not exceptional at this. What is exceptional however is her poetic writing style. Very much in love with her as a writer. One of the best books I have read lately and I am a very, very avid reader. Highly, highly recommended! Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Caryn.Rose - LibraryThing
Don't start this book unless you have your schedule clear, and you won't be able to put it down. You will stay up all night reading it. Not just from the subject matter, but from the relentless rhythm ... Read full review