Intimate by Paisley Rekdal
An American Family Photo Album (The Tupelo Press Lineage)

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Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. Asian American Studies. Native American Studies. Intimate is a hybrid memoir and "photo album" that blends personal essay, historical documentary, and poetry to examine the tense relationship between self, society, and familial legacy in contemporary America. Typographically innovative, Intimate creates parallel streams, narrating the stories of Rekdal's Norwegian-American father and his mixed-race marriage, the photographer Edward S. Curtis, and Curtis's murdered Apsaroke guide, Alexander Upshaw. The result is panoramic, a completely original literary encounter with intimacy, identity, family relations, and race.
 

About Paisley Rekdal

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Paisley Rekdal teaches at the University of Wyoming & is the author of "The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee.
 
Published April 20, 2012 by Tupelo Press. 300 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Poet and essayist Rekdal (Animal Eye) sets out to explore the slipperiness of identity—and examine the very nature of self and perception—in this ambitious and somewhat jumbled synthesis of biography, memoir, poetry, and photography, which threads together her own life with that of Native Ame...

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