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By Melissa Febos

For readers of Maggie Nelson and Leslie Jamison, a fierce and astounding own narrative that explores the various methods id and paintings are formed by way of love and loss.

In her severely acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart, Melissa Febos laid naked the intimate international of the pro dominatrix, turning a decent exam of her lifestyles right into a lyrical learn of energy, hope, and achievement.

In her spectacular Abandon Me, Febos captures the serious bonds of affection and the necessity for connection -- with relatives, fans, and oneself. First, her start father, who left her with merely an inheritance of dependancy and local American blood, its that means a secret. As Febos tentatively reconnects, she sees how either those lineages happen in her personal existence, marked by means of compulsion and an intuition for self-erasure. in the meantime, she is still heavily tied to the ocean captain who raised her, his parenting ardent yet intermittent as his paintings took him away for months at a time. Woven all through is the hypnotic tale of an all-consuming, long-distance love affair with a girl, marked both through worship and withdrawal. In visceral, erotic prose, Febos captures their mutual abandonment to ardour and obsession -- and the phobia and excitement of wasting herself in one other.

At as soon as a fearlessly susceptible memoir and an incisive research of artwork, love, and id, Abandon Me attracts on early life tales, faith, psychology, mythology, pop culture, and the intimacies of 1 writer's existence to bare highbrow and emotional truths that think startlingly universal.

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