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Nickels : a tale of dissociation

Author: Christine Stark
Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI : Modern History Press, ©2011.
Series: Reflections of America series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Follows a biracial girl named Little Miss So and So, from age 4-1/2 into adulthood. Told in a series of prose poems, Nickels' lyrical and inventive language conveys the dissociative states born of a world formed by persistent and brutal incest and homophobia. The dissociative states enable the child's survival and, ultimately, the adult's healing.
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Genre/Form: Lesbian fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Stark
ISBN: 9781615990856 1615990852 9781615990504 161599050X
OCLC Number: 710816416
Awards: Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Lesbian Debut Fiction) 2012
Description: v, 233 pages ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Reflections of America series.
Responsibility: by Christine Stark ; with an introduction by Anya Achtenberg.

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Follows a biracial girl named Little Miss So and So, from age 4-1/2 into adulthood. Told in a series of prose poems, Nickels' lyrical and inventive language conveys the dissociative states born of a world formed by persistent and brutal incest and homophobia. The dissociative states enable the child's survival and, ultimately, the adult's healing.

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innovative writing style and powerful verbal imagery

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Mental Health America defines dissociation as a mental process that causes a lack of connection in a person’s thoughts, memory and sense of identity. Driving on a familiar road and abruptly realizing that you don’t recall the past few miles you just traveled is the kind of mild dissociation...
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