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Daughter in Retrograde: A Memoir
by Courtney Kersten
University of Wisconsin Press, 2018
eISBN: 978-0-299-31708-9 | Cloth: 978-0-299-31700-3
Library of Congress Classification PS3611.E777Z46 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.6

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
When she isn't eavesdropping on family gossip or gazing at taxidermy squirrels in smoky dives, Courtney Kersten charts the uncertainty of her midwestern homeland by looking to the stars and planets. As a teen she had plunged deep into the worlds of signs, symbols, and prophecy. But as her mother—her traveling companion into these spheres—lies dying, Kersten must learn to navigate without the person who always lit the way. Their last journey together, to swim in a Wisconsin lake, is a bittersweet, darkly comic, poignant climax to this transformative memoir.

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