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Feral City

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In Feral City, poet and essayist Alison Luterman combines her talents to explore a topic near and dear to her heart: love partnerships. These five chapters explore her own experience going through an early and exciting marriage, divorcing, spending many years alone, and then opening up to a new partner and marrying again at age 50. The stories are set in Luterman’s funky Oakland, California, neighborhood, and tackle the tough and tender issues of relationships, from fighting to making up to figuring out whose turn it is to feed the abandoned kittens in the basement. An entertaining collection, full of honesty, empathy, and humor.

Alison Luterman has written three books of poetry, The Largest Possible Life (which won the Cleveland State University Poetry Prize), See How We Almost Fly (which won the Pearl Poetry Prize), and Desire Zoo.

Luterman’s personal essays have appeared in Salon, the Sun magazine, the L.A. Review, and the New York Times’ Modern Love section. She has written half a dozen plays, including a musical about kidney transplantation. Saying Kaddish with My Sister, her first full-length play, was produced in 2008 by the Jewish Ensemble Theater of West Bloomfield, Michigan. Luterman has been an adjunct instructor in the Writing and Consciousness MFA program at New College and has taught poetry and memoir at Holy Names College in Oakland, the Writing Salon in Berkeley, and the Esalen and Omega Institutes. Check out Alisonluterman.com for more information.

This is a short e-book published by Shebooks--high quality fiction, memoir, and journalism for women, by women. For more information, visit http://shebooks.net.

53 pages, Kindle Edition

First published July 26, 2014

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Profile Image for Joann Schatz.
273 reviews8 followers
December 12, 2022
I read this because it’s the only book by Alison Luterman that I could find online (???) and I really want to read more of her work. It was good in that dreamy and heartachey and yearny way that she does so well, but the content was a bit boring and expected. It was alright.
Profile Image for Sheri Fresonke Harper.
446 reviews6 followers
February 21, 2015
Fun tales of a late life romance, with all the complications that being independent brings to the mix. Alison shares her new found love and some of the conflicts, the pets, what the couple shares and more. This is fine writing with easy going style. The title comes from the experience with feral animals, one quite touching is about cats.
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