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The lonely other : a woman watching America

The Lonely Other chronicles the life of a woman constantly facing new amazements. In "Wound Chevy at Wounded Knee" (Best of the Best American Essays [1994]) Diana Hume Georgia recounts how she lived a trapped and futile life as a white teenage bride on an Indian reservation. As an adult she confronts drunken hunters outside her isolated cabin; she faces her fear of heights by climbing in the White Mountains; she unflinchingly delves into her long-standing engagement with Anne Sexton's poetry, and into her own father's suicide. Always she wonders: Can women learn to travel alone, on roads and in their daily lives, without fear
Print Book, English, ©1996
University of Illinois Press, Urbana, ©1996