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Inheritance : a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love / Dani Shapiro.

Author/creator Shapiro, Dani author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
Copyright Notice ©2019
Description247 pages ; 22 cm
Subject(s)
Abstract "The acclaimed and beloved author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets--a real-time exploration of the staggering discovery she made last year about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden the story of her own life"-- Provided by publisher.
Abstract "In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA, Dani Shapiro received the astonishing news that her beloved deceased father was not her biological father. Over the course of a single day, her entire history--the life she had lived--crumbled beneath her. In just a few hours of Internet sleuthing, she was able to piece together the story of her conception and, remarkably, find a YouTube video of her biological father--his face and mannerisms eerily similar to her own. [This] is a book about secrets--secrets within families, kept out of shame or self-protectiveness; secrets we keep from one another in the name of love. It is the story of a woman's urgent quest to unlock the story of her own identity, a story that had been scrupulously hidden from her for more than fifty years. It is a book about the extraordinary moment we live in, a moment in which science and technology have outpaced not only medical ethics but also the capacities of the human heart to contend with the consequences of what we discover. Dani Shapiro's memoir unfolds at a breakneck pace--part mystery, part real-time investigation, part rumination on the ineffable combination of memory, history, biology, and experience that makes us who we are. A haunting interrogation of the meaning of kinship and identity, written with stunning intensity and precision--Dani Shapiro's most intimate and compelling work yet."--Dust jacket.
Issued in other formOnline version: Shapiro, Dani, author. Inheritance First edition. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019 9781524732721
Genre/formAutobiographies.
Genre/formBiography.
Genre/formAutobiographies.
LCCN 2018024082
ISBN9781524732714 (hardback)
ISBN1524732710 (hardback)
Standard identifier# 40028847202

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