Like Particle Physics



I just finished Lidia Yuknavitch’s memoir, or as she might call it, her “anti-memoir.”  I don’t know how else to describe THE CHRONOLOGY OF WATER except to say that:  (a)  I carried this book with me everywhere for 3 days and read pages every chance I got, and (b) her story, and her storytelling, can only be described as a force of nature.  It’s like there’s  a power-cord running through the chapters.



10 thoughts on “Like Particle Physics

  1. Lyra

    She is just so lovely in that interview. And the comment about kids teaching us more about ourselves than we will every teach them, love.

    1. Teri Post author

      It’s been on my shelf for about the same amount of time, Donna. I wasn’t ready for it. And honestly, I didn’t think I was ready for it now, but I saw her speak at AWP and she was magical.

      As far as reading the book, it’s very different from any memoir out there, in a lot of ways.

      1. donnaeve

        I watched the interview and I was mesmerized…with her way of describing ordinary things, so now, I really can’t wait to get into the book.

    1. Teri Post author

      When I say she’s a force of nature, I’m not exaggerating even a little. I love how she’s trying to break the memoir mold.

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