Nickels: A tale of dissociation


Nickels: A tale of dissociation 978-1-61599-050-4
"...a perfect genius that makes the impossible in expression, possible; the
unknowable in experience, knowable"

--Anya Achtenberg, author of The Stories of Devil-Girl

Nickels follows a biracial girl named "Little Miss So and So", from
age 4-1/2 into adulthood. Told in a series of prose poems, Nickels'
lyrical and inventive language conveys the dissociative states born
of a world formed by persistent and brutal incest and homophobia.
The dissociative states enable the child's survival and, ultimately,
the adult's healing. The story is both heartbreaking and triumphant.
Nickels is the groundbreaking debut of Minneapolis-area author
and artist Christine Stark.

"Christine Stark has crafted a language and a diction commensurate
with the shredding of consciousness that is a consequence of
childhood sexual abuse. She brings us a wholly original voice in a
riveting novel of desperation and love. Every sentence vibrates with
a terrible beauty. Every sentence brings the news."

--Patricia Weaver Francisco, author of Telling: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery

"To be taken into the mind of a child can be an enchanting
adventure, but to be taken into the mind of a child who is
abused, confused, and taken for granted is a lingering, livid
journey. I applaud her fortitude to bring an olden--too long ignored--
truth out of the darkness with blazing, innovative light."

--MariJo Moore, author of The Diamond Doorknob

"In Nickels, Christine Stark, powerfully portrays the story of abuse and its impact on our lives.
When this beautifully written and compelling story leaves, you are left wanting more. It's riveting; a
book that will capture you from the beginning and carry you through the end. Everyone should read this book."

--Olga Trujillo, author of The Sum of My Parts

From the Reflections of America Series at Modern History Press

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