The Body Papers : a memoir / Grace Talusan
    eAudiobook | Tantor Audio | 2019 | Unabridged.
    Available online (1 of 1 copies available; 0 on hold) eBookId: 3ED38687-6F6F-41F5-95DB-2B17BF663417
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    Unabridged.
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    1 online resource (1 sound file (06 hr., 26 min., 17 sec.)) : digital.
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    062617
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    Read by the author.
    Summary
    Born in the Philippines, young Grace Talusan moves with her family to a New England suburb in the 1970s. At school, she confronts racism as one of the few kids with a brown face. At home, the confusion is worse: her grandfather's nightly visits to her room leave her hurt and terrified, and she learns to build a protective wall of silence that maps onto the larger silence practiced by her Catholic Filipino family. Talusan learns as a teenager that her family's legal status in the country has always hung by a thread-for a time, they were "illegal." Family, she's told, must be put first. The abuse and trauma Talusan suffers as a child affects all her relationships, her mental health, and her relationship with her own body. Later, she learns that her family history is threaded with violence and abuse. And she discovers another devastating family thread: cancer. Despite all this, she finds love, and success as a teacher. On a fellowship, Talusan and her husband return to the Philippines, where she revisits her family's ancestral home and tries to reclaim a lost piece of herself. Contains mature themes.
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    Online resource; title from title details screen (OverDrive, viewed August 13, 2019).
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    ISBN
    9781630154356 (electronic audio bk.)
    1630154350 (electronic audio bk.)
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