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Author Tumarkin, Maria M., author.

Title Axiomatic / Maria Tumarkin.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : Transit Books, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  F TUMARKIN, M.    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  SF TUMARKIN, M.    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  814 TUMARKIN    Check Shelf
Edition First US edition.
Description 225 pages ; 21 cm
Contents Time heals all wounds -- Those who forget the past are condemned to re- --History repeats itself -- Give me a child before the age of seven and I will show you the woman -- You can't enter the same river twice.
Summary "How to speak of the searing, unpindownable power that the past-ours, our family's, our culture's-wields in the present? Drawing on nine years of research, Axiomatic explores the ways we understand the traumas we inherit and the systems that sustain them. In five sections-each one built on an axiom about how the past affects the present-Tumarkin weaves together true and intimate stories of a community dealing with the extended aftermath of a suicide, a grandmother's quest to kidnap her grandson to keep him safe, one community lawyer's struggle inside and against the criminal justice system, a larger-than-life Holocaust survivor, and the history of the author's longest friendship. With verve, wit, and critical dexterity, Tumarkin asks questions about loss, grief, and how our particular histories inform the people we become in the world. Axiomatic introduces an unforgettable voice."
Awards 2018 Winner of Melbourne Prize for Literature's Best Writing Award.
Subject Psychic trauma in children -- Case studies.
Resilience (Personality trait) -- Case studies.
Investigative reporting -- Australia.
Time -- Philosophy.
Australian essays.
Narrative nonfiction.
Melbourne (Vic.)
Australian essays. (OCoLC)fst00821423
Investigative reporting. (OCoLC)fst00978154
Psychic trauma in children. (OCoLC)fst01081227
Resilience (Personality trait) (OCoLC)fst01095573
Time -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01151053
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Victoria -- Melbourne. (OCoLC)fst01204736
Genre/Form Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Essays. (OCoLC)fst01919922
ISBN 9781945492297 (paperback)
1945492295 (paperback)
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