Comfort Food for Breakups by Marusya Bociurkiw
The Memoir of a Hungry Girl

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An elegiac memoir about food, family, and the thorns of personal history written by a Ukrainian Canadian lesbian, whose family recipes connect intimate vignettes in which food nourishes, comforts, and heals the wounds of the past, including those of a father haunted by memories of time spent in a concentration camp during World War II. The author, both at home and in her travels through North America and Europe, also reconciles her family life with her queer identity; food becomes her salvation and a way to engage with the world. Thoughtful, sensual, and passionate, Comfort Food for Breakups muses on the ways in which food intersects with a nexus of hungers: for intimacy, for family, for home.

Marusya Bociurkiw is a filmmaker and the author of three previous books.


About Marusya Bociurkiw

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Marusya is a writer and filmmaker, and currently teaches media and popular culture in Toronto, Canada. She has previously published three titles, this is her first nonfiction book.
Published June 1, 2007 by Arsenal Pulp Press. 178 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Cooking, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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Good food can be a powerful memory trigger: sometimes a single pungent whiff releases recollections of long nights of exam cramming, or with one or two garlicky bites one is instantly transported back to a crowded Italian trattoria.

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