Heaven

by Whitney, Emerson,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - LGBTQ HQ18.55.W45 2020x
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CLP - Sheraden Non-Fiction Collection HQ18.55.W45 2020x
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Summary

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Named a best book by The AV Club, PAPER Magazine, LitHub, Ms. Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, Refinery29, the Observer, and the Seattle Times


Emerson Whitney writes, "Really, I can't explain myself without making a mess." What follows is that mess-electrifying, gorgeous, defiant.

At Heaven 's center, Whitney seeks to understand their relationship to their mother and grandmother, those first windows into womanhood and all its consequences. Whitney retraces a roving youth in deeply observant, psychedelic prose-all the while folding in the work of thinkers like Judith Butler, Donna Haraway, and C. Riley Snorton-to engage transness and the breathing, morphing nature of selfhood.

An expansive examination of what makes us up, Heaven wonders what role our childhood plays in who we are. Can we escape the discussion of causality? Is the story of our body just ours? With extraordinary emotional force, Whitney sways between theory and memory in order to explore these brazen questions and write this unforgettable book.
"A forceful act of writing."
-Eileen Myles, author of Chelsea Girls

"A poetic, candid, probing reckoning with childhood, the maternal, gender, and the possibilities of theory which will both speak to its time and outlast it."
-Maggie Nelson, author of The Argonauts

"An incisive, nuanced inquiry into gender and body."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Additional Information
Subjects Whitney, Emerson.
Gender identity.
Identity (Psychology)
Transgender people.
Sexual minorities.
Autobiographies.
Publisher San Francisco :2020
Language English
Description 191 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781944211769
1944211764
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