This collection of stories is very much in formation, on the long trajectory towards development. The protagonist in this work is driven by the complexities of navigating life with a trauma born disability, and the connection she sees with her mother's lifelong struggles with mental health, addictions and her eventual death. Using the archives of memory, documented history and the imagination in her quest, the protagonist explores how sociopolitical events inform and are manifest intergenerationally, in the spaces of the home and the body. She revives the dead through the reassembly of family stories, discovering how the condition of Dybbuk Consciousness — the ways in which we become haunted individually, collectively, politically, when our narratives go untold - has become her inheritance to unwork. The memoir is built as a series of vignettes set across time and geography, from the 1920s to 2013, from Poland to Mandate Palestine to Canada. For now these stories serve as initial documentation of the haunting itself.
|Department:||English - Creative Writing, Prose|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Mental health, Womens studies, Holocaust Studies, American literature|
|Keywords:||Addictions, Dybbuk consciousness, Grief, Intergenerational trauma, Loss, Memory, Original writing, Stories|
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