What Language Do I Dream In? A Memoir
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- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 02/14/2017
- Publisher: Counterpoint
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From Europe to North Americaand back again, via some of the twentieth century’s most significant political upheavalsLappin reconstructs the stories and secrets of her parents and grandparents with the tenderness of a novelist and the eye of a documentary filmmaker. The story of Lappin’s identity is unexpectedly complicated by the discovery, in middle age, that her biological father was an American living in Russia. This revelation makes her question the very bedrock of her knowledge of her birth, and adds a surprising twist: suddenly, English may be more than the accidental home in exile”it is a language she may have been close to from the very beginning.
English is not my mother tongue,” writes Elena Lappin, it is something more valuable: a language I was lucky enough to be able to choose.” What Language Do I Dream In? is a wonderful, honest story about love, family, memory, and how they intertwine to form who we are.