Praise for Julie Marie Wade:
"In virtuosic prose, Julie Wade shows us that 'the law of the land is learning to live as you are, ' in all our complexities, untethered by what we thought we already knew. I emerged from this book forever changed."--Brenda Miller, "Season of the Body"
These essays trace a lost world in self-aware, grief-inflected turns. Julie Wade recreates the landscape of her childhood and coming out with a lacemaker's care, then turns that precise attention mercilessly on herself. All in an attempt to answer the question--what have you given up in order to become who you are?