Body Geographic


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$21.95  $20.41
University of Nebraska Press
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5.57 X 8.42 X 0.59 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Barrie Jean Borich is an associate professor of English at DePaul University and the author of My Lesbian Husband.


"From the first evocative, disturbing scene of receiving an unexpectedly painful lower-back tattoo of a "dual city skyline" of her childhood home Chicago and her adopted home Minneapolis, Borich . . . enlists the reader in a gritty, poetic tour of her personal geography."--Publishers Weekly-- (1/21/2013 12:00:00 AM)
"Borich's memoir creates a Midwest where her body and the landscape intersect--a unique literary cartography that traces the lives of her immigrant great-grandparents and more recent relatives while exploring her own personal journey."--Whitney Scott, Booklist Online-- (2/27/2013 12:00:00 AM)
"Borich does not consider herself an outsider looking in. Body Geographic is an American story, complete with the sights and sounds of our country, capturing the complex relationship between identity, place, and growth for most people living in the fifty states."--Rachel Wexelbaum, Lambda Literary-- (4/2/2013 12:00:00 AM)

"[Body Geographic is] a stunningly original memoir that explores a woman's connection to the real and imagined Midwestern landscapes that have defined her life."--Kirkus starred review-- (1/15/2013 12:00:00 AM)
"Borich sets out to map not only the city of Chicago and the other places she and her family have lived, but also to discover the hidden geographies in her own skin--the personal and collective histories, the experiences and desires, that make her who she is. The result is a book that's insightful, lyrically beautiful, and uncompromising in its search for a self as rich as the cities in which she lives."--Eric Lemay, New Books in Literature -- (3/8/2013 12:00:00 AM)
"Thanks to Borich's unconventional approach, Body Geographic is both a thoughtful meditation on the world and a telling recount of the author's journey through life."--Meganne Fabrega, StarTribune -- (3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM)