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      Daughter in Retrograde: A Memoir

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      Courtney Kersten charts the uncertainty of her midwestern homeland by looking to the stars and the planets in this bittersweet and transformative memoir.
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      SKU: 9780299317003
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      Summary

      When she isn't eavesdropping on family gossip and gazing at taxidermy squirrels in smoky dives, Courtney Kersten charts the uncertainty of her midwestern homeland by looking to the stars and planets. As a teen she had plunged deep into the worlds of signs, symbols, and prophecy. But as her mother―her traveling companion into these spheres―lies dying, Kersten must learn to navigate without the person who always lit the way for her. Their last journey together, to swim in a Wisconsin lake, is a bittersweet, darkly comic, poignant climax to this transformative memoir.

      Author

      Courtney Kersten is an essayist and scholar, native to Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She teaches creative writing and her work can be found in River Teeth, Hotel Amerika, DIAGRAM, The Sonora Review, Blak Warrior Review and The Master's Review.

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      • Hardcover
      • Size:  5.5" x 8.5"
      • Pages: 208
      • Publication: 2018. University of Wisconsin Press

      New old stock. Item may show light shelf wear.

      Summary

      When she isn't eavesdropping on family gossip and gazing at taxidermy squirrels in smoky dives, Courtney Kersten charts the uncertainty of her midwestern homeland by looking to the stars and planets. As a teen she had plunged deep into the worlds of signs, symbols, and prophecy. But as her mother―her traveling companion into these spheres―lies dying, Kersten must learn to navigate without the person who always lit the way for her. Their last journey together, to swim in a Wisconsin lake, is a bittersweet, darkly comic, poignant climax to this transformative memoir.

      Author

      Courtney Kersten is an essayist and scholar, native to Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She teaches creative writing and her work can be found in River Teeth, Hotel Amerika, DIAGRAM, The Sonora Review, Blak Warrior Review and The Master's Review.

      Details

      • Hardcover
      • Size:  5.5" x 8.5"
      • Pages: 208
      • Publication: 2018. University of Wisconsin Press
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