Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
Translate This Website
International Translation Network
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
Home   Our Catalog   Biographies & Memoirs

In the Language of My Country

On Sale Now! Save 3% on the In the Language of My Country by Outskirts Press at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. A cold winter morning. A woman shivering before a fireplace. A sheriff's car waiting outside. Too young to understand her mother's depression and

Product Description

A cold winter morning. A woman shivering before a fireplace. A sheriff's car waiting outside. Too young to understand her mother's depression and need for treatment, the narrator can only look on: "Before the door closed, I got a glimpse of the long, black car with its plumes of exhaust and my parents in the backseat." Tracing one strand of ancestry from the Mayflower and another from sixteenth century Paris to Appalachia, the stage is set for a compelling read, told first through the eyes of an observant child in a world of troubled adults and later through an adolescent who juggles "normal" teenage life with a host of personal demons. As a young woman, she throws away the chance of a lifetime. When a second chance comes along, she makes full use of it, realizing by then that her story is the story of a generation, of other women, just like her: None of us had galloped as we pleased across open fields or reveled in a freedom that defied our gender's history. But we had made it one step closer to goal. The luckiest and most persistent among us would eventually complete the journey, but not without a look over the shoulder and a memory of restraints taken on before we knew we could run like the wind. Vignettes, stand-alone stories, observations and reflections are woven together by a strong narrative voice. Consistently fast-paced and entertaining despite its troubling themes.

Additional Information

Manufacturer:Outskirts Press
Publisher:Outskirts Press
Studio:Outskirts Press
Item Size:0.72 x 8.5 x 8.5 inches
Package Weight:0.82 pounds
Package Size:5.51 x 0.79 x 0.79 inches

In the Language of My Country by Outskirts Press

Buy Now:
In the Language of My Country

Brand: Outskirts Press
4.9 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
You Save: 3%



View More In Biographies & Memoirs.


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?

If you have any questions about this product by Outskirts Press, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers

The Rhizome of Blackness: A Critical Ethnography of Hip-Hop Culture, Language, Identity, and the Politics of Becoming (Black Studies and Critical Thinking)
By Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
mpn: illustrations, ean: 9781433126024, isbn: 1433126028,
The Rhizome of Blackness is a critical ethnographic documentation of the process of how continental African youth are becoming Black in North America. They enter a «social imaginary» where they find themselves already falling under the umbrella of ...

Letters of Transit: Reflections on Exile, Identity, Language, and Loss
By Brand: New Press, The
ean: 9781565846074, isbn: 1565846079,
"Moving, deeply introspective and honest" (Publishers Weekly) reflections on exile and memory from five award-winning authors. All of the authors in Letters of Transit have written award-winning works on exile, home, and memory, using the written wor...

The Dancing Bees: Karl von Frisch and the Discovery of the Honeybee Language
By University of Chicago Press
ean: 9780226526508, isbn: 022652650X,
We think of bees as being among the busiest workers in the garden, admiring them for their productivity. But amid their buzzing, they are also great communicators—and unusual dancers. As Karl von Frisch (1886–1982) discovered during World War II,...

Searching for Aboriginal Languages: Memoirs of a Field Worker (Cambridge Library Collection - Linguistics)
By Cambridge University Press
ean: 9781108025041, isbn: 1108025048,
In the early 1960s, R. M. W. (Bob) Dixon was one of the first linguists to study the Aboriginal languages of northeast Queensland, Australia. He found that some languages of the coastal rainforest were still in daily use, but others were only half-re...

Xi Jinping: The Governance of China Volume 2: [English Language Version]
By Shanghai Press
ean: 9781602204126, isbn: 1602204128,
The first book ever published by a sitting Chinese President, Xi Jinping: The Governance of China Volume I offered a unique look inside the Communist Party of China and its leader's vision for the future. Since publication, Xi Jinping has continued t...

Macedonian: A Course for Beginning and Intermediate Students
By University of Wisconsin Press
ean: 9780299247645, isbn: 0299247643,
Macedonian, the official language of the Republic of Macedonia, is spoken by two and a half million people in the Balkans, North America, Australia, and other émigré communities around the world. Christina E. Kramer’s award-winning textbook provi...

The Precariously Privileged: A Professional Family in Victorian London
By Oxford University Press
ean: 9780192122650, isbn: 0192122657,
For twenty-three years, Jeanette Marshall, daughter of an eminent anatomist, recorded her impressions of the drawing room society of late Victorian London, which included such intellectual and artistic luminaries as Rosseti, Ford Madox Brown, and Bur...

I Knew Their Hearts: The Amazing True Story of a Journey Beyond the Veil to Learn the Silent Language of the Heart
By Cedar Fort
mpn: 9781599559865, ean: 9781599559865, isbn: 1599559862,
After a tragic accident took the life of his wife and son, Jeff experienced a miracle. This personal and poignant journey into the life after death shares the true story of Jeff's out-of-body experiences and his newly remembered ability to communicat...

Michelangelo and the Language of Art
By Brand: Princeton University Press
ean: 9780691100975, isbn: 0691100977,
The Description for this book, Michelangelo and the Language of Art, will be forthcoming....

Seeing Language in Sign: The Work of William C. Stokoe
By Gallaudet University Press
ean: 9781563680533, isbn: 156368053X,
In 1995 William C. Stokoe arrived at Gallaudet College (later Gallaudet University) to teach English, specifically Chaucer. His own education in Old and Middle English, however, triggered a disparate response within him when he was first exposed to d...

Scroll to Top

Privacy Policy / Terms of Service / Accessibility Statement
© 2019 - translateth.is. All Rights Reserved.