Ollie Ollie In Come Free (ebook)

Ollie Ollie In Come Free (ebook)

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Ollie Ollie In Come Free: A Memoir of Swallowed Time is an intimate exploration of the author's childhood in a large Catholic family and the impact of her brother's and sister's early deaths. It depicts the long-term, hidden effects of these family tragedies on her development into adulthood. Much of the memoir is narrated in Anne's raw, unfiltered child voice as she eagerly opens up her secret inner world to an imaginary adult witness. She offers humorous, painful and chaotic musings about her inner landscape and outer events during her growing up years in middle-class South Bend, Indiana, 1952 to 1970. While never conscious of the role her grief plays, or the terror and survivor guilt that plague her, she feels oddly lost and isolated within her boisterous family. The young girl's story is framed by adult reflections. After the stillbirth of her first child and the near-death of a second infant, Anne as a thirty-five year old woman finds herself shaken to the core. She enters psychoanalysis to uncover the depression and panic attacks that are plaguing her adult life. For seven years, she immerses herself in the past, four hours a week, painstakingly uncovering her childhood experiences and her long-frozen grief. She gradually realizes how she has been shaped by the unmourned deaths of her sister Mary-Louise, who died when Anne was three, and her brother Paul, whose death from cancer occurred three years later. Ollie Ollie In Come Free explores important themes: the effects of family deaths on a developing psyche, emotional numbing in high-functioning families, and the lack of societal support for the mourning process in middle-class America. It also reflects on the broader social and political movements of the tumultous era of the 1960's, as experienced by a sensitive and earnest young girl.


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ISBN:
9781483566498
Editorial:
BookBaby
Formato:
EPub con DRM
Idioma:
Inglés
Género:
Historia
Subgénero:
Historia Universal
Prelectura del libro:
Ollie Ollie In Come Free (ebook)

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1483566498 |

EAN:

9781483566498