Cicadas in Summer Open Access

Gutierrez, Emily Rene (2014)

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A collection of personal essays all centering around the limits of knowing - knowing my family, knowing my friends, and knowing myself. Additionally, the problems of memory are threaded through the essays. Most essays center around family, with special attention paid to my parents and the presentation of their marriage and subsequence divorce. Other topics include the aftermath of 9/11 on my hometown of Summit, NJ, my romantic relationships, and my half-brother Lucien. The collection examines loss, forgiveness, going home, and above all, love.

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Embedded in the Skin 1

From the Summit 18

Lovers and Friends 33

Love Him As He Is 51

Cicadas in Summer 68

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