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When my brother was in high school he attempted to build a perpetual motion machine to save the world.  That machine was my brother’s experiment; this book is mine. It is in the text where I dissect our relationship and try to understand myself.  In undertaking this project, I had to research, which meant looking at photo albums, interviewing my brother and parents, asking friends and family what I was like when I was little, etc.  Like my brother once said after reading my work, “We color these memories differently,” I knew that in order to methodically calculate the moments I had to meticulously plot out what it was I was trying to say.  In this way, the collection is like a science project. This book is how I will try to save my brother, or more largely how I will attempt to save the world by making people understand the pain we’ve all been through, the visceral pain that accompanies longing for some past impossibility.  My preparation has been “in the field” and living through it, gathering notes, experiences, and findings; it has all been one giant experiment- to see if we could make it out alive.

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  1. Half Title Page, Title Page, Copyright, Acknowledgments, Dedication
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  1. Cover Page
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  1. 01_Halftitle
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  1. Fire Drill
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  1. Title Page
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  1. You Can Fly
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. p. iv
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  1. The Big Apple
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Into the Hudson
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  1. 05_Dedication
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  1. Papagalos
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  1. Prisoners
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  1. Fire Drill
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  1. Bullfight
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  1. You Can Fly
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  1. Square Pizzas
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  1. The Big Apple
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  1. Escape from the Bottom
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  1. Into the Hudson
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  1. Mario Saves the Princess
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  1. Papagalos
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  1. Apples to Oranges
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  1. The Transportation Center
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  1. A Brief History of Partying
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  1. In the Forest
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  1. Escape from the Bottom
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  1. Birthday Girl
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  1. Mario Saves the Princess
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  1. Much Needed Prayer
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  1. Apples to Oranges
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  1. The Perpetual Motion Machine
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  1. The Transportation Center
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  1. Space Mountain
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  1. A Brief History of Partying
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  1. Biographical Note
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  1. In the Forest
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  1. Birthday Girl
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  1. Much Needed Prayer
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  1. The Perpetual Motion Machine
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  1. Space Mountain
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  1. Biographical Note
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781597096331
Related ISBN
9781597096911
MARC Record
OCLC
1128797772
Pages
115
Launched on MUSE
2019-11-25
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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