Halfway to Venus: A One-Armed Journey

Halfway to Venus: A One-Armed Journey

Sarah Anderson
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Author:  Sarah Anderson
Condition:  New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  256
Publisher:  Umbrellabooks
Year:  2008
ISBN:  9780954262426

This book is about Sarah Anderson's life with one arm. It is also about other people who have lost their arms, about phantom and prosthetic limbs, about what hands and arms mean in different cultures and how they are portrayed in art and literature. Life with one arm is different in many subtle ways and this deeply personal book demonstrates why and how this is. Sarah Anderson examines peoples' reactions, from the casual to the more highly charged; she looks at the effect, both erotic and otherwise, of having only one arm on sexual and romantic encounters, describing both poignantly and entertainingly what she has learnt. Among many other experiences, she visits Lourdes and, going from the sublime to the ridiculous, she takes part in a One Armed Dove Hunt in Texas. -- Publisher details.

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