Nickels

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  • Paperback
  • 248 pages
  • Nickels
  • Christine Stark
  • English
  • 27 July 2017
  • 9781615990504

Nickels .a Perfect Genius That Makes The Impossible In Expression, Possible The Unknowable In Experience, Knowable Anya Achtenberg, Author Of The Stories Of Devil Girl Nickels Follows A Biracial Girl Named Little Miss So And So, From Age 4 1 2 Into Adulthood Told In A Series Of Prose Poems, Nickels Lyrical And Inventive Language Conveys The Dissociative States Born Of A World Formed By Persistent And Brutal Incest And Homophobia The Dissociative States Enable The Child S Survival And, Ultimately, The Adult S Healing The Story Is Both Heartbreaking And Triumphant Nickels Is The Groundbreaking Debut Of Minneapolis Area Author And Artist Christine Stark Christine Stark Has Crafted A Language And A Diction Commensurate With The Shredding Of Consciousness That Is A Consequence Of Childhood Sexual Abuse She Brings Us A Wholly Original Voice In A Riveting Novel Of Desperation And Love Every Sentence Vibrates With A Terrible Beauty Every Sentence Brings The News Patricia Weaver Francisco, Author Of Telling A Memoir Of Rape And Recovery To Be Taken Into The Mind Of A Child Can Be An Enchanting Adventure, But To Be Taken Into The Mind Of A Child Who Is Abused, Confused, And Taken For Granted Is A Lingering, Livid Journey I Applaud Her Fortitude To Bring An Olden Too Long Ignored Truth Out Of The Darkness With Blazing, Innovative Light MariJo Moore, Author Of The Diamond Doorknob In Nickels, Christine Stark, Powerfully Portrays The Story Of Abuse And Its Impact On Our Lives When This Beautifully Written And Compelling Story Leaves, You Are Left Wanting It S Riveting A Book That Will Capture You From The Beginning And Carry You Through The End Everyone Should Read This Book Olga Trujillo, Author Of The Sum Of My Parts From The Reflections Of America Series At Modern History Press Learn At FIC044000 Fiction Contemporary WomenFIC018000 Fiction LesbianSOC010000 Social Science Feminism Feminist Theory

10 thoughts on “Nickels

  1. Featherstory says:

    This book was amazing The style in which it was written prose poems , the language, how empowering it was, how endearing the characters were, how real and frustrating the plot was This book will move you It may be tough to get into at first, just because it is very different and you have to get into the flow and rhythm of it, but once you do it will be a riveting ride This story is a powerful read that everyone over the age of 18 should read It touches on some very important issues in modern society and it not only touches, it nourishes, it questions and it answers It s amazing to me how full of life and active this story is and the characters are Most of all, I think this story will give hope to anyone It will piss you off because you know these kinds of things are happening, but it will also give you hope It is not all doom and gloom, it is actually very entertaining, very beautiful and enlightening, but there s absolutely no sugar coating and the author did not shy away from anything or show any fear.It s difficult to get into the specifics of this book because you will WANT to and you MUST read itbut I will recommend this book 100% This is the best book I ve read in years, hands down I couldn t put it down and when it was ov...

  2. Sugarmama says:

    My Thoughts I ll be blunt, I was very excited to be chosen for this review I checked the post office daily in hopes that it arrived and was SO excited the day I got it Mental illness is something close to my heart, as I am the child of a mentally ill mother In addition I am familiar with abuse of every kind and while my abuse was not at all incestual, I felt I could relate to the character and would be able to write a thorough review with no problem..after all the request for a 100 word review is simple enough.And then I started reading.Initially I was thinking there was NO way I could get through this, the writing style is unlike I ve ever seen, and I found it tricky to follow I had to take a step back and remind myself that the character speaking is 4 years old, I also had to separate my anger as a survivor, from Little Miss So and So and her story.As the book went on, I couldn t put it down With each part of her journey I became and interested, absorbed Following her through life, through her eyes was amazing This style of writing is unlike anything I ve ever read and I read a LOT Aside from being able to relate on several levels, her journey through life was very engaging, making my heart pound as often as it made it skip a beat.From the time Little Miss So and So is 4 until the time she is 26, this story explains each assault in the details only a survivor would have...

  3. Laura says:

    In her new book, NICKELS A Tale of Dissociation, Christine Stark gives insight into what goes on in the mind of a child, who is a victim of incest NICKELS tells the story of a young girl, Little Miss So and So, who endures sexual, emotional, and physical abuse, at the hands of her father, on a daily basis, while her mother, who I believe is aware of some of the abuse, chooses to ignore it Her father buys her a small pink purse and forces Little Miss So and So to wear it around her neck, where he places a nickel, as a form of payment , every time he has sex with her The story follows Little Miss So and So through the age of 26 Although it was a difficult journey, she finally finds peace, with the help of friends, her artwork, and her loving grandmother.After I read the first chapter one and a half pages , I stopped and thought, what is this , but I continued to read After reading a few pages, I was thinking this makes no sense So I decided to go back and read the Introduction I ll admit I usually skip over the introduction and prologue of a book, and jump right into the first chapter After reading the Introduction, I read the first chapter again, and this time, I couldn t stop readingit was horrible,...

  4. Tara says:

    Brilliantly written, very Joycean, but from a female point of view A devastating, highly absorbing novel of dissociation caused by incest Stark set out to create a book that portrayed dissociation thoroughly than Sapphire s Push, and she succeeded This should be in the library of every crisis center, and anyone who wants to broaden her or his understanding of traum...

  5. George says:

    By Kathleen BarryJanuary 6, 2012The author, professor emerita of Penn State University, describes the culture that produced the recent scandal and suggests a path to a needed focus on the victims of such abuse.I was once summoned to my dean s office to justify comments I made in a radio interview upon publication of my book Prostitution of Sexuality 1995 I had said that one in ten women in the United States is raped, and that figure which has since doubled was an undercount because only 10 percent of rapes are reported The interview angered a Penn State alumni, who demanded that the university president take action against me In all seriousness, the president forwarded the complaint to my dean, who expected me to explain myself My answer didn t satisfy apparently so I was called in once again This time I told the administration that the call was likely coming from a sexual predator, and I walked out of the dean s office.Penn State caters to an alumni whose donations are a major source of income, and whose presence is a major segment of the crowd that fills the 100,000 plus capacity football stadium every home game In such an atmosphere, coach Joe Paterno, as the lead draw for alumni contributions, was beyond question So, for a time, was Rene Portland, the Penn State women s basketball coach whose explicit No Lesbians team policy and attendant sexual harassment wreaked havoc on many young women s lives and college careers Whe...

  6. Amy says:

    This book is absolutely breathtaking Stark s ability to share traumatic abuse and loss of innocence through a child s wordsa child s spirita child s point of view was so painfully real, legitimate, and artistic is like nothing I have ever read The poetic lyricism of the whole novel has stuck with me After a year has past since I first...

  7. Nadia says:

    NICKELS a tale of dissociation by author Christine Stark, takes us through the life of Little Miss So and So, a child living through horrendous physical sexual abuse at the hands of her father While her mother, the one parent most are able to count on, turns the other cheek with full knowledge of what her husband is doing to their child.NICKELS also guides us through Little Miss So and So s development and discovery of her sexuality the homophobia that comes along with it We see what Little Miss So and So needs to do, to cope with the life she s been born into Friendships that never have a chance to develop, for fear of discovery of Little Miss So and So s home life The lack of trust that has been stolen from her because of the dysfunctional relationship between Little Miss So and So and her parents.The one person who has loved Little Miss So and So, unconditionally, but from afar, is her Aboriginal grandmother Whom I suspect knows something is not right, but is waiting for her granddaughter to tell her what is wrong One of my favourite lines that always ends their phone conversations is, You are the cream in my coffee too granddaughter One of the few soft spots in the book.This is the first time that I ve read a novel in the form of several prose poems It took me until Age 10 the nov...

  8. Dawn says:

    Nickels A Tale of Dissociation follow covers part of the lifespan of a woman who suffers tremendous abuse beginning in childhood.I have to admit that this book is written rather differently than any other book that I have ever read After I gave it a few pages, I have come to the realization that the way it is written is what makes the book so real I feel that the character had so many thoughts and feelings and that there was just so much going on in her head that she got it all out the best way she could This book gave me feelings of panic and confusion while I was reading it, which may the closest one can get to how the main character feels, without ever experiencing the horror that she did You can empathize with Little Miss So and So s desperation I also found it ironic that at difference points of abuse in the book, California Dreamin would be playing which took me back to another person s tragic childhood story Mackenzie Phillips.The author, Christine Stark, is an artist, and I ...

  9. Kimberly says:

    To say this book was difficult to read would be an understatement, not just based on content but on writing style, yet still I had a hard time putting it down, and I shared parts of the book with my husband while I read, which I never do.The book starts when Little Miss So and So is 4 1 2 but the horrific violent raping from her father starts well before that age and continues until she manages to escape him at the age of 20, but not before devloping a dissociative disorder where she goes away temporarily, completely lost in her speeding thoughts She also develops additional personalities as a coping mechanism She also constantly mourns the loss of her best friend at age 10, with whom she discovers she is gay When her father, Mad Dad, figures this out an horrific scene plays out and she never sees Patty again She spends her entire life looking for Patty while in her dissociative state.It s not until she s 25 and a fri...

  10. Jessica_e says:

    I was excited to be chosen to review the book, Nickels A Tale of Dissociation I received a copy of the book to read, and found that I became engrossed in the story I was unsure it would be the type of book I would like, as it is written in a unique style with prose poems I soon adjusted to the writing style and followed the tale of Little Miss So And So throughout her life, from the age of four to 26 I found the story of a child who was going through so much turmoil and abuse to be heartbreaking and deeply moving As I continued to read, I learned about Little Miss So And So and later just So And So as she tried to love, overcome guilt for things she had no control over, and just survive each day I truly was transported to inside the mind of a child and later into the mind of a young woman that was never fully ...