A fresh update of the original 2004 edition, REVISITING BORDERLINES looks back at the experience of writing and publishing a memoir, and aligns the look and message of the book with the author’s original vision. With a new Forward, Afterward and cover, this will be the definitive edition — the “director’s cut” so to speak — with the wisdom of hindsight.
Borderlines traces the bonds of friendship and family through the transitions of childhood, losing a parent, and becoming a young adult.
We meet the author at 23, still rocking in the wake of the death of her mother, living in San Francisco and looking for someone or something to fill the void. In this dreamlike city of bookstores and coffeehouses, she meets Jane, a kindred spirit on her own complicated path, and the events that unfold are both devastating and transformative.
Bringing to life the author's fierce bond with her mother and the touching support of her father, the author vividly recalls pivotal moments in her childhood that foreshadowed this period of free-fall along the mountainous territory of love, loss, loyalty and grief.