Pieces of Pie - Surviving Love

Pieces of Pie Surviving Love Pie Dumas new book opens to a lonely little girl sitting in a cardboard house decorating its interior walls with the smiling faces of imaginary family members That image seems to lingeras indelible a

  • Title: Pieces of Pie - Surviving Love
  • Author: Pie Dumas
  • ISBN: 9780976560807
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pie Dumas new book opens to a lonely little girl sitting in a cardboard house, decorating its interior walls with the smiling faces of imaginary family members That image seems to lingeras indelible as the colored marker young Pie draws withall the way through to the book s final, moving paragraphs Flimsy as the cardboard walls are and no matter how often they must bePie Dumas new book opens to a lonely little girl sitting in a cardboard house, decorating its interior walls with the smiling faces of imaginary family members That image seems to linger as indelible as the colored marker young Pie draws with all the way through to the book s final, moving paragraphs Flimsy as the cardboard walls are and no matter how often they must be rebuilt, redecorated and refastened with brown shipping tape, they are the youngster s only sanctuary from the horrific betrayal she is subjected to almost daily, and which she represses entirely from her awareness Well into young adulthood, Pie similarly must build and rebuild her own fragile identity, until such time she can face her darkest nightmares and connect with her genuine self On one level PIECES OF PIE tells a raw and candid story of Pie s inner struggle with the bewildering implications of childhood incest and for this reason alone, it s a book for anyone who longs to reconnect with their authentic spirit On another level, it is a richly detailed and readable travelogue and adventure story, which takes the reader from a drab inner office in Ohio where young Pie is forced by her father into years of child labor to the carnival circuit, where she lugs her father s merchandise display cases to seedy, brutal underworld encounters, affairs with black men, fashionable life in a swank Central Park apartment, and a private audience with the king of Thailand Ultimately, this is an exhilarating tale of self discovery, of a reunion of spirit, and of a full life that only really begins as the last page is turned.

    One thought on “Pieces of Pie - Surviving Love”

    1. I really hate adding books to my didn't finish list, but I also hate trying to force myself to read something that's really not drawing me in. Pie's life is interesting, but unfortunately her story telling voice is not.The first thing that bothered me right away with this book was the size of the print. There was plenty of room left on the pages for her print to be much larger than it was. I felt like I was reading the Bible with it's small print.Pie's style of writing is very flat, and while I' [...]

    2. I met this Pie at the Southern Book Festival a couple of years ago. I would have never picked up this book if it had not been for our wonderful encounter. I started school again, so I stopped reading it but am looking forward to getting back to it.

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