Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

Author:   Dani Shapiro
Publisher:   Daunt Books
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9781911547501


Pages:   272
Publication Date:   06 June 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love


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'All my life I had known there was a secret. What I hadn't known: the secret was me.' In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA for analysis, Dani Shapiro received the stunning news that her father was not her biological father. Everything she had believed about her identity was a lie. Shapiro's parents had died when she was in her twenties. With only a handful of figures on a webpage, Shapiro sets out to discover the truth about herself and her history. Inheritance is a genetic detective story; a memoir that reads like a thriller. It is a book about secrets -secrets within families, kept out of shame or self-protectiveness; secrets we keep from one another in the name of love. It is a book about the extraordinary moment we live in a moment in which science and technology have outpaced not only medical ethics but also the capacities of the human heart to contend with the consequences of what we discover.

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Author:   Dani Shapiro
Publisher:   Daunt Books
Imprint:   Daunt Books
ISBN:  

9781911547501


ISBN 10:   191154750
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   06 June 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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Dani Shapiro is the author of the memoirs Hourglass, Still Writing, Devotion, and Slow Motion and five novels. Also an essayist and a journalist, Shapiro's short fiction, essays, and journalistic pieces have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, One Story, Elle, Vogue, O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, and many other publications. She lives with her family in Connecticut.

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