Origins of the Universe and What It All Means

Origins of the Universe and What It All Means

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In her debut memoir, Carole Firstman traces her strained relationship with her eccentric and distant father, a gifted biology professor whose research on scorpions may have contributed to the evolutionary theories of Stephen Jay Gould. Through unexpected forms--from footnotes and diagrams to startling love letters and Saturday morning cartoons--Firstman struggles to reconnect with her estranged father and redefine herself as both a grown woman and a daughter. Part travel narrative, part cultural commentary, this genre-bending memoir contemplates the nature of parent-child relationships, the evolution of life on Earth, and origins both physical and metaphysical. Excerpts from this work have appeared as Notable Essays in several Best American Essays collections.
Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI :, Dzanc Books,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781938103919
1938103912
Branch Call Number: 808.84 F5279F
Characteristics: 270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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