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Corpses Rarely Wander: How I Became a Loveless, Trailer Park Nomad

Cynthia Polutanovich

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ISBN 10: 098947691X / ISBN 13: 9780989476911
Published by Cynthia Polutanovich
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Title: Corpses Rarely Wander: How I Became a ...

Publisher: Cynthia Polutanovich

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:VERY GOOD

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The New York Times called Polutanovich's writing "eloquently steamy." 

The London Financial Times says she is "evocative." 

At the age of eight, in 1982, Cynthia Polutanovich, the quirky narrator of this 1980s and 90s coming-of-age memoir, moves with her mother and sister into a trailer park in small town Maryland. After she leaves home at age fifteen, she begins a life of wandering - she moves through West Virginia, Nebraska, and South Carolina, taking a break for a long car camping trip along the East Coast, finally ending up in the northern mountains of New Mexico. She circulates through 1990s grunge bars and coffee houses, living in trailers, shacks and school busses. Along the way, she deals with issues of fundamentalist religion, poverty, personal trauma and the ever-present phantom of "lovelessness." Told with an unconventional wit, warmth, humor and moments of radical candidness, Corpses Rarely Wander captures the search of a young woman to find love in the world around her, meaning in this brief life, and a home inside her own skin.

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This memoir began as my application to graduate school in 2008. It continued as my thesis when I graduated from Hunter College in New York City with an MFA in Creative Writing. I continued to write and revise it while stoking my wood stove in a hut at a mountaintop meditation commune; and while wandering the country housesitting; and while living in a hotel room looking out onto the Atlantic Ocean. It took me eight years to finish. For a "loveless" nomad, there's a lot of love in this book.

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