My Body Asunder
by Darwin Rose Riviere
Publication Date: 10 December 2015
My Body Asunder is a quarter life memoir about enduring an abusive childhood to find wholeness as an adult. It is an ode to lost ones, and a love letter to found families. It is a meticulous examination of trauma passed on, and our fear that we are just like our parents. In dizzying and poetic prose, Darwin Riviere writes about growing up in an abusive home, living on the streets of Portland, struggling with physical and mental disability, investing in community, and — above all — surviving.