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Taboo
University of Wisconsin Press, 1999

In this beautiful, startlingly fresh collection of memoirs, Boyer Rickel lifts the smallest moments of a life to the light, placing them side by side, patiently building a portrait of self-in-context. Rickel studies desire and childhood, and the long work of moving from loneliness into relation. Somehow both edgy and calm at once, self-possessed and fearless, Taboo is a book of hours, a book of devotions.

—Mark Doty

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