Through Yup'ik eyes : an adopted son explores the landscape of family
(Book)

Book Cover
Published
Portland, OR : Alaska Northwest Books, c2000.
ISBN
0882405330, 0882405349
Physical Desc
304 pages : ill. ; 24 cm.
Status

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Bedford - Adult979.8/ChiOn Shelf

More Details

Published
Portland, OR : Alaska Northwest Books, c2000.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
0882405330, 0882405349
Accelerated Reader
MG
Level 7.3, 4 Points

Notes

Description
I have a family that seems infinite, a collage that has no borders, that is always growing to capacitate more. When I went to Alaska, my collage quadrupled in size. Every time my mother or father brought someone or something home the walls stretched; our universe expanded. So I register with the central adoption computer; I place my being in a microchip and wait for a match. Not so my life will somehow become magically complete, but simply to allow for the possibility of reconnection, of closing circles, of spanning the bridge between wandering broods. "This haunting and profound memoir seeks to define so many dimensions of the human drama-adoption, motherhood, alcoholism, childhood, death, separation-and it does so with a poetic quality that will make you remember this story long after you finish the book. Author Colin Chisholm's provocative exploration into the life of his mother, Doris, begins with her youth in a small Eskimo village, where she lived until her Yup'ik mother died and she was adopted by a Swedish family near Seattle. While growing up, she struggled with her mixed ethnicity, denying her origins until late in life, when poor health prevented her return to Alaska. In his efforts to understand his mother's life, Chisholm also explores the complex issues of adoption. After giving birth to two children, Doris adopted three more, including the author himself. Writing with a maturity and self-awareness that is rare, author Colin Chisholm has a breathtaking sense of fairness, compassion, and deep interest in his subject." - the author.

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

Description

Loading Description...

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Chisholm, C. (2000). Through Yup'ik eyes: an adopted son explores the landscape of family . Alaska Northwest Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Chisholm, Colin, 1967-. 2000. Through Yup'ik Eyes: An Adopted Son Explores the Landscape of Family. Alaska Northwest Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Chisholm, Colin, 1967-. Through Yup'ik Eyes: An Adopted Son Explores the Landscape of Family Alaska Northwest Books, 2000.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Chisholm, Colin. Through Yup'ik Eyes: An Adopted Son Explores the Landscape of Family Alaska Northwest Books, 2000.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.