Abandon Me by Melissa Febos

cover of the book Abandon MeAbandon Me by Melissa Febos
Genre: Biography
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Published: 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover
No. of Pages: 320
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ISBN: 9781632866578
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In her dazzling ABANDON ME, Melissa Febos captures the intense bonds of love and the need for connection — with family, lovers and oneself. First, her birth father, who left her with only an inheritance of addiction and Native American blood, its meaning a mystery. As Febos tentatively reconnects, she sees how both these lineages manifest in her own life, marked by compulsion and an instinct for self-erasure. Meanwhile, she remains closely tied to the sea captain who raised her, his parenting ardent but intermittent as his work took him away for months at a time. Woven throughout is the hypnotic story of an all-consuming, long-distance love affair with a woman, marked equally by worship and withdrawal. In visceral, erotic prose, Febos captures their mutual abandonment to passion and obsession — and the terror and exhilaration of losing herself in another.ΓΏ
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