Chris Stark interview on Minnesota Public Radio

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The finalists for the Minnesota Book Awards were announced earlier this month and Native author Chris Stark’s book “Carnival Lights” is a finalist. Chris Stark is Anishinaabe and Cherokee. The book is a blend of fact and fiction driving deep into the history of Minnesota. Host Cathy Wurzer invited Allison Waukau, a Native woman and a librarian in Minneapolis, on to the show to talk with Chris Stark.

Nickels: A tale of dissociation

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UPC: 978-1-61599-050-4
Brand: Modern History Press
Binding: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Author: Chris Stark
Pages: 229

"...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 www.ModernHistoryPress.com

Learn more at www.ChristineStark.com

FIC044000 Fiction : Contemporary Women
FIC018000 Fiction : Lesbian
SOC010000 Social Science : Feminism & Feminist Theory

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