In the Flesh

In the Flesh

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Living is a process of continuous transformation: we have been embryos, children, adolescents, thin, fat, sick, better again. And as humans, we are always at odds with at least one part of our bodies. Have we inherited the family nose? Is there nothing to be done for our finicky stomach or our limp hair? In the Flesh is an intelligent, witty, and provocative look at how we think abouta€”and live withina€”our bodies. The editors and writers in this collection describe, in many voices, what human bodies feel now. Each author's candid essay focuses on one part of the body, and explores its function, its meanings, and the role it has played in his or her life. Written from both the male and female perspectives, contributors include Caroline Adderson, AndrAc Alexis, Taiaiake Alfred, Brian Brett, Trevor Cole, Dede Crane, Lorna Crozier, Candace Fertile, Stephen Gauer, Julian Gunn, Heather Kuttai, Susan Olding, Kate Pullinger, Merilyn Simonds, Richard Steel, Madeleine Thien, Sue Thomas, and Margaret Thompson.white hairs sprout between the knuckles and the first finger joint. The skin is purplish on the knuckles, paper white and bluish on the backs of the hands, yellowing at the fingertips. These are ... He made things and fixed what the rest of us broke. But now ... Though really, they are not outright ugly or frighteninga€”just rather unkempt and completely without feminine mystique or glamour of any kind. When Ianbsp;...

Title:In the Flesh
Author:Kathy Page, Lynne Van Luven
Publisher:Brindle and Glass - 2012


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