The Chronology of Water

by Lidia Yuknavitch

The Chronology of Water

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This memoir recounts how the author lost her Olympic swimming aspirations through addiction and high-risk sexual activities — and how she gained her life back again.

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Rebel Memoirs: Three Confessions From The Edge

In A Chronology of Water, Lidia Yuknavitch carries on the transgressions of 80's feminism, gleefully breaking rules about storytelling as she looks for a way to write a book that is not an incest narrative or a recovery memoir or even the autobiography of an Olympic swimming hopeful, but that is faithful to a life that has contained those elements. From her druggy college days in Lubbock, Texas, through a doomed early marriage and a stillbirth, through promiscuity of many

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