Remnants of Passion is a collection of essays that examine one woman's search for love, sex, and a sense of belonging from adolescence into middle age. It's equal parts queer and quotidian, ranging in its focus from lesbians fighting over the politics of penetration to first kisses, from apologies never made to a marriage held together with spaghetti.
Sarah Einstein lives with her husband, Dominik Heinrici, in Athens, Ohio, where she is pursuing a PhD in creative writing at Ohio University. Her work has previously appeared in journals such as PANK, Ninth Letter, the Fiddleback, and Fringe magazine. She has been awarded a Pushcart Prize and a Best of the Web and been listed in the "Notable Essays" section of Best American Essays. She is currently at work on a full-length memoir about her fascinated friendship with a homeless veteran.
Einstein and Heinrici maintain a blog, and you can find Einstein on Twitter at @sarahemc2. This is a short audiobook published by Shebooks - high-quality fiction, memoir, and journalism for women, by women.
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Quick and dirty (in a good way)
Poignant, sexy, laugh-out-loud
Sarah in her tent at a Rainbow People Gathering, listening to people calling out to no one in particular, "We love you."
The scene at the Good Vibrations vendor table.
Laugh, laugh, laugh -- but it also struck home in very personal, very emotional ways.
I started listening to this today on a 30 minute drive, and I couldn't wait to get back in the car to listen to more.
- michele leavitt
Riveting. As captivating as a novel
Sarah Einstein writes essays with all the action, tension and passion of a novelist, and absolutely beautiful attention to language. Her honesty and vulnerability spill over in every sentence. You will, quite honestly, laugh and cry both.
She reminds me of a female David Sedaris.
I have not. From the standpoint of the audio, this book felt like it would have benefitted from a younger-sounding reader.
Yes! And I did.
- Jordan E. Pedersen