The Body Where I Was Born by Guadalupe Nettel

The Body Where I Was Born

Guadalupe Nettel

A woman talks to her analyst about what she considers to have been a strange upbringing which has damaged her - psychologically. In telling her story she comes over as a brave, clever, inquisitive and inventive child. The New Mexico setting makes for interesting divisions of class and race.

'Cucaracha' she yelled every two or three hours. 'Stand up straight!' Or 'Cucaracha, it's time for your atropine drops!'
I want you to tell me plain and simple, Dr. Sazlavski, if a human being can make it out of such a regimen unharmed? And if so why didn't I?
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