Axiomatic

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Axiomatic

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National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

A New Yorker Best Book of 2019A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019

"Tumarkin presents a remarkable tour de force . . . These essays will linger in readers' minds for years after."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Drawing on nine years of research, Axiomatic explores the ways we understand the traumas we inherit and the systems that sustain them. In five sections--each one built on an axiom about how the past affects the present--Tumarkin weaves together true and intimate stories of a community dealing with the extended aftermath of a suicide, a grandmother's quest to kidnap her grandson to keep him safe, one community lawyer's struggle inside and against the criminal justice system, a larger-than-life Holocaust survivor, and the history of the author's longest friendship.

With verve, wit, and critical dexterity, Tumarkin asks questions about loss, grief, and how our particular histories inform the people we become in the world. Axiomatic introduces an unforgettable voice.

Maria Tumarkin is a writer and cultural historian. A recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize, she is the author of three previous books of ideas, Traumascapes, Courage, and Otherland, all of which received critical acclaim in Australia, where she lives. Her most recent work, Axiomatic, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

ISBN: 9781945492297

ISBN-10: 9781945492297

Publisher: Transit Books

Publication Date: 09/03/2019 - 12:00am

On Sale: 09/03/2019 - 12:00am

Pages: 224

Language: English

Categories

Personal Memoirs

Sociology - General

Jewish

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