Riding Fury Home review · 100

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Laration of the women’s movement of the 70s and beyond the book traces the profound ways in which their two lives were impacted by the social landscape of their time Exuisitely written and devastatingly honest Riding Fury Home is a shattering account of one family’s struggle against homophobia and mental illness and a powerful story of healing forgiveness and redemption. This was pretty good Wilson doesn't have as deft a hand with language as Dorothy Allison nor does she write as provocatively as Michelle Tea but as far as shitty childhood lesbian coming of age stories go this is solid stuff I totally empathize with her frustration with infighting with different liberal groups man Every time you get an opening as a feminist or liberal or whatever you're grateful but you see the flaws and your criticize because This is good but it could be so much betterANYWAY My pal gave it a really high review but I feel like reflecting back on a life well and bumpily lived can be a difficult thing to do with finesse and while Wilson certainly has her psychoanalysis in order her prose could be sophisticatedStill it's an honest recounting of a difficult life that ends in triumph and that is no small thing

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Riding Fury HomeIn 1958 when Chana Wilson was seven her mother attempted suicide holding a rifle to her own head and pulling the trigger The gun jammed and she was taken away to a mental hospital On her return Chana became the caretaker of her heavily medicated suicidal mother It would be many years before she learned the secret of her mother’s anguish her love affair with another marrie. In prose of dazzling clarity Chana Wilson’s memoir Riding Fury Home describes the life of a Jewish American family in 1950s New Jersey As we find out this family living uietly in a beautiful sun filled house was in the grip of destructive social forces beyond their control The same little girl who played in the woods and adored her puppy was forced repeatedly to protect her Mom Gloria from suicide Gloria had met the terrifying fate inflicted upon many of our Lesbian and Gay forebears Unhappy in a heterosexual marriage she fell in love with a woman lost her and was forced to hide her true self Descending into serious depression Gloria was incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital and given coercive electroshock therapy This “treatment” only worsened her fragile mental state Chana’s father frayed beyond breaking point left his young daughter to cope alone with her Mom Blessed with innate resilience and a loving foundation with her parents Chana wasn’t destroyed by her traumatic experiences As she recounts with gentle humor she grew up came out and found the healing joy of closeness with her Mom who also came out Chana and her Dad rebuilt their relationship too as he bravely supported her journey to understanding Finally Chana found love and marriage with a wonderful woman whose portrait she finely draws In healing herself and helping her family to heal and then writing the tale for us all to share Chana is helping heal the world of the havoc wreaked by homophobia

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Riding Fury Home review · 100 Ô In 1958 when Chana Wilson was seven her mother attempted suicide holding a rifle to her own head and pulling the trigger The gun jammed and she was taken away to a mental hospital On her return Chana became the caretaker of her heavily medicated suicidal mother It would be many years before she learned the secret of herD woman and the psychiatric treatment aimed at curing her of her lesbianism Riding Fury Home spans forty years of the intense complex relationship between Chana and her mother the trauma of their early years together the transformation and joy they found when they both came out in the 1970s and the deep bond that grew between them From the intolerance of the 50s to the exhi. Only got through the first hundred pages the sentences are nice and I can tell that she really worked on them but there's a lot lacking in the flow and consistency of the story My close reading self couldn't get past not knowing how she knows what she knows How does she know about her parents' awkward sexual encounters during the honeymoon And the real kicker in relating a story about antisemitic graffiti etched on her dad's truck in dust when she was a baby she writes My parents never spoke to me about the hatred someone's finger had etched onto Dad's car Then how did she know it happened Sloppy stuff