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The history of my shoes and the evolution of Darwin's theory

Author: Kenny Fries
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Carroll & Graf edView all editions and formats
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A searing, imaginative memoir that pairs two stories, the author's budding self-realization and the race to formulate the theory of evolution.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Kenny Fries; Charles Darwin; Alfred Russel Wallace; Charles Darwin; Kenny Fries; Alfred Russel Wallace
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenny Fries
ISBN: 9780786720071 0786720077
OCLC Number: 124094108
Description: xvii, 206 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue: Where Darwin Stood XV --
Still Disabled 1 --
The Beehive 8 --
Utilitarian Shoes 15 --
A Little World Within Itself 18 --
Bodies of Water 21 --
Darwin at Home 26 --
I.D. Shoes 29 --
Wallace in the Amazon 34 --
Echoes of Extinction 37 --
What Wallace Found 40 --
My Salamanders 43 --
Birds of Paradise 46 --
Bananas and Dew 49 --
Ambulatory People 52 --
The Emerald Buddha 55 --
The Old Monk-Priest 60 --
Extinct Like the Wolf and Tiger 64 --
Shoeless in Phang Nga Bay 68 --
Departure From the Original Type 70 --
A Hole in a Shoe 74 --
The Hidden Bond of Connection 78 --
Dark Water 84 --
A New Science 88 --
Something About You Kids 91 --
Metaphors 94 --
Shoes on Fire 97 --
Under the Form of the Baboon 100 --
Natural Affection 105 --
Wallace's Survival 107 --
Disability Made Me Do It 110 --
The Origins of Desire 113 --
The Imperfections of Beauty 115 --
The Accumulation of Little Things 119 --
Shoes in a White Cardboard Box 121 --
Living Among Them 123 --
Spilled Rice 126 --
ADD 129 --
A Gap in the Wiring 133 --
A Young Man in a Hurry 135 --
Black Monkeys 138 --
Perverse Nature 140 --
Aqua Booties, Size Six 146 --
Foaming Over It 150 --
Reciprocal Altruism 153 --
The Schist 156 --
A Portafloor and Yellow Boats 158 --
Crossing the River 161 --
Radiant, Not Blinding, Light 165 --
Shoes and the Calvaria Tree 170 --
Black Shoes 174 --
The History of My Shoes 177 --
Disability as Zeitgeist 179 --
Birds in November 182 --
Changing the Question 185 --
A Cane With No Story 187 --
The Niche of a Flightless Bird 190 --
No Reason 192 --
Big and Small 193 --
Transformation to Flight 195 --
Infinite Space and Time 199 --
Epilogue: Sky-pointing 201.
Responsibility: Kenny Fries.
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"Kenny Fries is an encyclopedia of otherness--gay, Jewish, disabled. Yet, as Body, Remember documents so fully, he is not the sum of these condition." -- David Bergman

 
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