I'm Looking Through You: Growing Up Haunted: A Memoir

I'm Looking Through You: Growing Up Haunted: A Memoir

by Jennifer Finney Boylan
     
 

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For Jennifer Finney Boylan, creaking stairs, fleeting images in the mirror, and the remote whisper of human voices were everyday events in the Pennsylvania house in which she grew up in the 1970s. But these weren't the only specters beneath the roof of the mansion known as the "Coffin House." Jenny herself—born James—lived in a haunted body,

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For Jennifer Finney Boylan, creaking stairs, fleeting images in the mirror, and the remote whisper of human voices were everyday events in the Pennsylvania house in which she grew up in the 1970s. But these weren't the only specters beneath the roof of the mansion known as the "Coffin House." Jenny herself—born James—lived in a haunted body, and both her mysterious, diffident father and her wild, unpredictable sister would soon become ghosts to Jenny as well.

I'm Looking Through You is an engagingly candid investigation into what it means to be "haunted." Looking back on the spirits who invaded her family home, Boylan launches a full investigation with the help of a group of earnest, if questionable, ghostbusters. Boylan also examines the ways we find connections between the people we once were and the people we become. With wit and eloquence, Boylan shows us how love, forgiveness, and humor help us find peace—with our ghosts, with our loved ones, and with the uncanny boundaries, real and imagined, between men and women.

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"Boylan writes with a measured comedic timing and a light touch, affecting a pitch-perfect balance between sorrow, skepticism and humor." —Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400135967
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Edition description:
Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
6.82(w) x 6.26(h) x 0.97(d)

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"Boylan writes with a measured comedic timing and a light touch, affecting a pitch-perfect balance between sorrow, skepticism and humor." —-Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Meet the Author

Jennifer Finney Boylan is a professor of English at Colby College and the author of the bestseller She's Not There.

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