Abandon Me - Memoir Eight – Abandon Me, Section Two Summary & Analysis

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7 – The author writes about the powerful, overwhelming sexual chemistry she felt with Amaia; of “abandoning understanding to the body” (152); and of realizing, after years of being a highly sexualized person (including being a sex worker), that sex only really meant anything when there was love involved. She describes feeling rebuilt by Amaia’s touch, commenting that to be rebuilt, one had to first be demolished – which, she adds, she felt she had been.

8 – The author writes of growing up in a New England community populated by the descendants of a mixture of races (including Portuguese and Indian [sic]) that once worked on the fishing boats based in the area. She also writes of her community being next to an Indian community (the Wampanoag); of never actually seeing a member of that community when she was a child; and of...

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