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Shoreline, a creative-nonfiction memoir, is a deeply personal exploration of the many ways in which exile and geographical dislocation can shape the psyche, while also creating uncanny connections that resound through the ages. Zigzagging across continents and through time, Nayman interweaves powerful stories about motherhood, friendship, and the imagination. She guides us through the subterranean landscape of the self and shows her readers that it’s never too late to forgive.

"This vibrant book is riveting—not just brilliant, but its work is deep and beautiful, and has lived in my mind from the first moment I dipped into it: so well written, so imaginative, so very present, and so unnerving. A must-read."

Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and His Emissary and The Matter with Things

"Shoreline is such a touching and stimulating book, filled with haunting details and a lucid and penetrating vision. Superb and stunning."

David Mikics, author of Stanley Kubrick: American Filmmaker (Yale Jewish Lives)

"This is a gripping memoir of an extraordinary life. It is written with all the vivid detail of a novel but given added resonance by the pressure of fact behind it. The author explores the notion of identity across four continents and through several generations. Shira Nayman reflects on these [key] issues unflinchingly and with penetrating insight."

Charles Palliser, author of The Quincunx and Sufferance

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