Trespasses: A Memoir

Trespasses: A Memoir

Trespasses A Memoir A series of vividly rendered personal narratives Trespasses A Memoir recounts the coming of age of three generations in the rural Great Plains In examining how class race and gender play out in the

  • Title: Trespasses: A Memoir
  • Author: Lacy M. Johnson
  • ISBN: 9781609380786
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Paperback
  • A series of vividly rendered personal narratives, Trespasses A Memoir recounts the coming of age of three generations in the rural Great Plains In examining how class, race, and gender play out in the lives of two farm families who simultaneously love and hate the place they can t escape, Lacy Johnson presents rural whiteness as an ethnicity worthy of study As she dism A series of vividly rendered personal narratives, Trespasses A Memoir recounts the coming of age of three generations in the rural Great Plains In examining how class, race, and gender play out in the lives of two farm families who simultaneously love and hate the place they can t escape, Lacy Johnson presents rural whiteness as an ethnicity worthy of study As she dismantles the complex history of a forgotten place while fighting to keep its people whole, Johnson reflects on a place that outsiders can cross into or pass through, but may never fully know From formal and informal research methods, Johnson has produced an innovative collection of prose poems and essays that together create an exciting work of contemporary nonfiction Examining region through the lenses of memory experience , history memory made public , and theory experience abstracted , Trespasses is a deeply intelligent work, at the center of which is the author, always feeling as if she doesn t belong but not sure where she else she should be In this profound work, Johnson drifts gracefully back and forth between timelines and voices in a way that illustrates how her present is connected to the many pasts she chronicles.

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    Full Disclosure: I’ve had Lacy Johnson, the author of this book, as a teacher for several community writing workshops. I read Trespasses in part to better understand her approach to writing and how that influences her instruction, but what I found was a book that made me ache fiercely for its beauty and its heart.Trespasses is a meditation on memory, identity, and place - specifically the rural Midwest. The volume is a collection of 80 short pieces of prose, including history, memoir, prose-po [...]

    At the start of Trespasses, author Lacy M. Johnson explains her writing process of compiling her memoir by saying that she spent over sixty hours interviewing family members about their life stories. Then, according to Johnson, "At a certain point the facts got in the way of the truth." The line between what is truth and what is fact is always a fuzzy boundary, of course, and it's this fuzzy boundary that Johnson uses as a tool to explore her family's life in rural Missouri.Johnson's story is no [...]

    Lacy grew up in Missouri to a traditional, poor farming family that never bothered to keep track of its European roots. Through interviews with her family members and a series of personal vignettes, Lacy explores what it is to be white and poor in America, the farming community, and the odd in-between Missouri inhabits as not quite southern and not quite midwestern.The concept behind this book is excellent. The execution is discombobulated with a few gems at best, off-putting to the reader at wo [...]

    I'd saved this for this summer to read. Very strong prose style. I liked the patience of assembling short prose essays (some of them actually prose poems) according to tone rather than narrative arc. I was very intrigued with the way the author tried to explore the notion of "white trash" but I wondered if it went far enough. Also, it was hard to get a sense of class with the speaker's family, since the father seemed to have gone to college and become an engineer (which somewhat complicates the [...]

    Trespasses is a series of vignettes about Johnson, her parents, and her grandparents' and their lives in the rural Great Plains. There is really no narrative arc in the book. She moves back and forth in time and in the people she's writing about. Some of the essays I found to be hauntingly beautiful while others were nothing special. Given the lack of narrative focus I found it hard to get engaged with the book, but I did really appreciate some of her writing and description.

    Holy shit. This book just blew me away. I read it in a few hours, I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read The Other Side now, though I'm sort of afraid it is going to be too honest, too awesome for me to handle.

    I work at the same institution and have worked with Lacy and had no idea she was an author. I grew up in small town Texas and can relate to how she grew up. Never would have guessed her life and beginnings were like that. Next I want to read her new book.

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