The story of a woman's coming to terms with her body image, her emotionally distant mother and a spiritual heritage of suffering.
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Pearlsong Press - Off Kilter
Her scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, is a metaphor for the author's life. In this book, she visits the ghosts of her childhood, including her emotionally abusive father and long-suffering mother, to understand her own struggle to fit in. Through writing, she finds her voice and creates her own happiness.
"I have moved through my life off kilter. My left side curves inward. On my right, I have no waist; my right side goes straight up and down. My left shoulder is lower than my right, and my left hip is higher than the right hip."