Me As Her Again: True Stories of an Armenian Daughter

Me As Her Again True Stories of an Armenian Daughter Untangling knots of personal identity and family history Nancy Agabian deftly weaves a narrative alternately comical and wrenching Moving between memories of growing up Armenian and American in Walpo

  • Title: Me As Her Again: True Stories of an Armenian Daughter
  • Author: Nancy Agabian
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Untangling knots of personal identity and family history, Nancy Agabian deftly weaves a narrative alternately comical and wrenching Moving between memories of growing up Armenian and American in Walpole, Massachusetts, and her later experiences at Wellesley College, then Hollywood and, finally, Turkey, Agabian offers an illuminating meditation on the sometimes bizarre entUntangling knots of personal identity and family history, Nancy Agabian deftly weaves a narrative alternately comical and wrenching Moving between memories of growing up Armenian and American in Walpole, Massachusetts, and her later experiences at Wellesley College, then Hollywood and, finally, Turkey, Agabian offers an illuminating meditation on the sometimes bizarre entanglement of individual desire sexual and otherwise in the web of family life and history At the heart of this unraveling is a grappling with the history of trauma and upheaval experienced by her paternal grandmother, who survived the Armenian Genocide, and the legacy of that wounding experience for Agabian and her extended family.What s so refreshing about Agabian s prose is her marvelously open, daring, and honest inquiry into the self Our enfant terrible she has yet again managed to capture us with her quirky, brilliant stories Shushan Avagyan, author of Girk anvernagir translator of I Want to Live Poems of Shushanik KurghinianMy favorite song from Nancy Agabian s improbably vivid Guitar Boy punk rock period a decade ago was the genius anthem I Don t Want to be a Victim Any Though as she noted at the time, when you re a mousily timid, family mired, Armenian bisexual artist, not tending toward victimhood isn t all that easy But you know what By the end of this splendidly engrossing memory chronicle, she s pulled it off She s no victim What she is is funny, smart, generous and wise And she s my hero Lawrence Weschler, National Book Critics Circle Award Winner, Everything That Rises A Book of Convergences

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