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The Resource Abandon me : memoirs, Melissa Febos

Abandon me : memoirs, Melissa Febos

Label
Abandon me : memoirs
Title
Abandon me
Title remainder
memoirs
Statement of responsibility
Melissa Febos
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In her critically acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart, Melissa Febos laid bare the intimate world of the professional dominatrix, turning an honest examination of her life into a lyrical study of power, desire, and fulfillment. In her dazzling Abandon Me, Febos captures the intense bonds of love and the need for connection -- with family, lovers, and oneself. First, her birth father, who left her with only an inheritance of addiction and Native American blood, its meaning a mystery. As Febos tentatively reconnects, she sees how both these lineages manifest in her own life, marked by compulsion and an instinct for self-erasure. Meanwhile, she remains closely tied to the sea captain who raised her, his parenting ardent but intermittent as his work took him away for months at a time. Woven throughout is the hypnotic story of an all-consuming, long-distance love affair with a woman, marked equally by worship and withdrawal. In visceral, erotic prose, Febos captures their mutual abandonment to passion and obsession -- and the terror and exhilaration of losing herself in another. At once a fearlessly vulnerable memoir and an incisive investigation of art, love, and identity, Abandon Me draws on childhood stories, religion, psychology, mythology, popular culture, and the intimacies of one writer's life to reveal intellectual and emotional truths that feel startlingly universal."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 818/.603
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.E26
LC item number
Z44 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Abandon me : memoirs, Melissa Febos
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Book of Hours -- Leave Marks -- Call My Name -- Labyrinths -- All of Me -- Wunderkammer -- Girl at a Window -- Abandon Me
Control code
ocn950901604
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781632866578
Lccn
2016011681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)950901604
Label
Abandon me : memoirs, Melissa Febos
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Book of Hours -- Leave Marks -- Call My Name -- Labyrinths -- All of Me -- Wunderkammer -- Girl at a Window -- Abandon Me
Control code
ocn950901604
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781632866578
Lccn
2016011681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)950901604

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