Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival

Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival

by Kelly Sundberg

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062497673
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 118,196
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Kelly Sundberg’s essays have appeared in Guernica, Gulf Coast, The Rumpus, Denver Quarterly, Slice, and others. Her essay “It Will Look Like a Sunset” was selected for inclusion in The Best American Essays 2015, and other essays have been listed as notables in the same series. She has a PhD in creative nonfiction from Ohio University and has been the recipient of fellowships or grants from Vermont Studio Center, A Room of Her Own Foundation, Dickinson House, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

1 Blue 9

2 Queen of Swords 23

3 The Perfect Family 39

4 Runaway 52

5 Would I Rather? 73

6 Saved 74

7 I Love You 89

8 Demolition 103

9 That Hot, Dry Summer 118

10 Take Me to the River 131

11 Broken Things 143

12 Playlist for a Broken Heart 153

13 His Ghost in Her Bones 164

14 Christmas Baby 172

15 What I Didn't Write 183

16 A Hard Heart 187

17 The Archivist 196

18 It Will Look Like a Sunset 209

19 An Incomplete List of Reasons He Was Violent 221

20 I Just Don't Know What to Believe 225

21 Goodbye, Sweet Girl 238

Epilogue: The House in the Hollow 251

Acknowledgments 255

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