Her by Christa Parravani audiobook

Her: A Memoir

By Christa Parravani
Read by Christa Parravani

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9780805096538
9.61 Hours Unabridged
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When a charismatic and troubled young woman dies tragically, her identical twin must struggle to survive. A rich and true account of being left, one half of a whole. "Delicately probes the fragile, intimate boundaries among love, identity and loss."

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Summary

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Selected for the March 2013 Indie Next List

When a charismatic and troubled young woman dies tragically, her identical twin must struggle to survive. A rich and true account of being left, one half of a whole. "Delicately probes the fragile, intimate boundaries among love, identity and loss."

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Parravani succeeds in ‘writing Cara back to life’ and saving her own life in the process. No punches are pulled here, and Parravani’s matter-of-fact tone does nothing to shield readers from the enormity of her loss…Imagine looking in a mirror and not seeing yourself. Imagine living the rest of your life with half of yourself missing. Imagine looking at your own corpse. You don’t have to imagine: Parravani’s story makes it all clear.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Haunting…More than a beautifully written memoir. [A] powerful and raw love letter.” Washington Post
“Concise and captivating, Parravani’s prose paints her phoenix-like transformation such that the reader feels the flames of her fire. A poignant, book-arcing metaphor illustrates Christa’s battle to accept herself with a mirror-image. Raw and unstoppable, Her illuminates the triumph of the human spirit—both individual and shared.” Booklist (starred review)
“Christa Parravani powerfully transforms her anguish over the traumatic death of her troubled identical sister into the astonishing Her.” Vanity Fair
“Christa Parravani’s new memoir, Her, is a glimpse into the most intimate chambers of the identical twin relationship…Her is a tribute to the truly beloved, as well as a celebration of the push-and-pull between sisters.” Oregonian
“A photographer and identical twin tells the intimately delineated, raw story of her beloved sister…A finely wrought achievement of grace, emotional honesty, and self-possession.” Publishers Weekly
“[A] haunting memoir…Parravani delicately probes the fragile, intimate boundaries among love, identity and loss.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Christa Parravani

Author Bio: Christa Parravani

Christa Parravani is a writer and photographer. Her photographs have been exhibited internationally, and are represented by the Michael Foley Gallery in New York City and the Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles. She has taught photography at Dartmouth College, Columbia University, and UMass, Amherst. She earned her MFA in Visual Art from Columbia University and her MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers, Newark. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the writer Anthony Swofford, and their daughter.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 9.61
Audience: Adult
Language: English