The Crane Wife: A Memoir in Essays

Author:   Christina Joyce Hauser
Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN:  

9780241503775


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   14 July 2022
Format:   Hardback
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'An elegant masterpiece... Wry but also warm and generous' Roxane Gay Ten days after calling off her wedding, CJ Hauser went on an expedition to study the whooping crane. After a week wading through the gulf, she realised she had almost signed up to live somebody else's life. In this intimate, frank and funny memoir in essays, CJ Hauser releases herself from her story of 'how life was supposed to be'. She goes looking for more honest ways of living, for new definitions of love. She kisses internet strangers, officiates a wedding, visits a fertility clinic. She rereads Rebecca in the house her new boyfriend shared with his ex-wife and rewinds Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story to ask whether you can ever have a fresh start with an old love. She writes about friends and lovers and blood family and chosen family and children and animals and ghosts and a whole planet in this book, and hopes you see all of these as love stories. The Crane Wife is a book for anyone whose life doesn't look the way they thought it would; for anyone learning to find joy in the unexpected; for anyone trying, if sometimes failing, to build a new sort of life story, a new sort of family, a new sort of home, to live in.

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Author:   Christina Joyce Hauser
Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:   Viking
Dimensions:   Width: 14.40cm , Height: 3.10cm , Length: 22.20cm
Weight:   0.427kg
ISBN:  

9780241503775


ISBN 10:   0241503779
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   14 July 2022
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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I could relate to so much of this essay and accepting the bare minimum in relationships just to be loved -- Roxane Gay


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CJ HAUSER teaches creative writing at Colgate University and lives in Hamilton, NY. She received her MFA from Brooklyn College and PhD from Florida State. She has published two novels, Family of Origin and The From-Aways. In 2019 she published a viral essay, The Crane Wife, in the Paris Review, about her decision to call off her wedding and go on an expedition to study the whooping crane. The essay reached over a million readers, was shared by 538 journalists from 293 different outlets all over the world, and recommended online by the likes of Roxane Gay, Busy Phillips and Caitlin Moran. The Crane Wife- A Memoir in Essays is her first work of full-length non-fiction.

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