Just Breathe Normally opens with a traumatic accident. Shattered perceptions and shards of narrative recount the events, from wreck through recovery and beyond. In lyric prose, the stories spiral back through generations to touch on questions of mortality and family, immigration and migration, legacies intended or inflicted. In the wake of her near-fatal cycling collision, Peggy Shumaker searches for meaning within extremity. Through a long convalescence, she reevaluates her family's past, treating us to a meditation on ...

Just Breathe Normally 2009, University of Nebraska Press

ISBN-13: 9780803226418

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Just Breathe Normally 2007, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803210950