Twine: A Memoir by Dorriah RogersTwine: A Memoir by Dorriah Rogers

Twine: A Memoir

byDorriah Rogers

Paperback | July 2, 2019

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How far would you go to overcome a dark and tragic legacy for a chance at redemption?
 

Composed from a collection of haunting and colorful memories, Twine chronicles the dark journey of a broken family spanning generations.

Sliding effortlessly between past and present, this is the story of Dorriah Burke—a girl raised among California avocados and a bewildering array of dysfunctional family members. As children, trapped between their alcoholic mother and violent father, Dorriah and her brother are faced with untenable choices and lives of ever-increasing lunacy and sorrow.

Now an adult, Dorriah finally escapes across the country with her own daughter in an attempt to restart her life, but the miles aren’t enough. Grief-stricken by her mother’s rapidly declining health, her father’s shocking choices, and her brother’s inability to help, she is forced to make a decision: unlock her past and her only hope to overcome her personal demons, or protect her only child from the dark labyrinth of her family history.

Twine is a seductive memoir of shocking narrative power and sweeping honesty. Written with a clever and profane wit and populated by unforgettable and profoundly relatable characters, it is a beautiful narrative that’s impossible to put down—a story of agony and loss, betrayal and love, survival and reinvention that never allows the reader to rest for an instant as the story ruthlessly hurtles towards its surprising conclusion.
Dorriah Rogers grew up in Southern California, not far from the rural pastures and orchards where the story of Twine is set.  She earned her PhD from the University of California, Davis and still lives in California with her daughter, three horses, two cats, and a dog. This is her memoir. 
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Title:Twine: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.8 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:July 2, 2019Publisher:Permuted PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1682618676

ISBN - 13:9781682618677

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"Dorriah Rogers's memoir is equal parts heart-wrenching and miraculous. The very fact that Rogers survived and thrived against all odds is a beautiful testament to the power of resiliency and finding inner strength."