Loose of Earth: A Memoir
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About the Author
Kathleen Dorothy Blackburn teaches in the University of Chicago Creative Writing Program. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee whose work has appeared in Colorado Review, Guernica, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, and swamp pink, and was listed as notable in Best American Essays.
[A] blazing debut...[Blackburn's] sentence-level excellence and gift for subtle characterization help this take flight. It's a formidable portrait of the thin line between faith and delusion.-- "Publishers Weekly" (2/1/2024 12:00:00 AM)
Loose of Earth is a poignant memoir--at once a family story and a bold exposé of the lasting effects of 'forever chemicals.'-- "Foreword Reviews" (3/1/2024 12:00:00 AM)
Loose [of] Earth is an arresting memoir about love and unbending religion, toxicity and disease, and one family's desperate wait for a miracle that never came. Blackburn has proven herself an adept essayist, making this a release you don't want to miss.-- "Chicago Review of Books" (1/4/2024 12:00:00 AM)