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By V. C. Andrews

SHE concealed HER precise SELF.
NOW the reality might be REVEALED.

dwelling a lifetime of lies below the thumb of her widowed, spiritually-obsessed mom, Celeste has been pressured to tackle the identification of her lifeless exact dual brother, Noble. below her boyish outfits and short-cut hair, she's virtually forgotten what it's wish to be Celeste -- aside from the single factor that retains her sane: taking good care of her darling daughter, child Celeste. And simply Celeste is aware the reality concerning the baby's father. but if Celeste's mom marries a kindly neighbor, a brand new breed of toxic secrets and techniques and cruel enemies will strength Celeste to do what she needs to to outlive the darkness. Will revealing the reality approximately herself liberate her and her baby from the demons of her family's previous? Or will it seal a bad destiny for them either?

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Also strangely unclear is the priority of the equation, whether the objectloss happens because of identification or the other way around. ’ The very next sentence states, ‘In this process the object itself is renounced’ (108–9, my emphasis). This ‘identification with an object that has been renounced or lost’ (109) generates a chicken-or-egg paradox: is the object lost first, and then renounced again in the process of identification, or does identification itself jettison the object from the subject’s sphere of desire?

The foundational losses of subjectivity – and the fundamental conditions of contingency, dependency, and vulnerability that arise from these losses but are covered over in the everyday citational practices of ‘identity’ – become the object of Butler’s inquiry into politics, public discourse, and ethics. As I hope to demonstrate in the chapters to follow, the inquiry driven by the counter-memorial impulse is similarly directed. The deliberate thwarting of fiction’s consolatory overtures seeks a more sustained and challenging tutelage from bereavement.

Nationalism’ for my purposes encompasses ‘national identity,’ the sense of collective identity based on an ideal of ‘nation’ as a set of political, cultural and ideological characteristics; it also denotes the psychological attachment to this identity – the feelings associated with being part of a nation, and the desire that inheres in the bonds of group identity. A third aspect of ‘nationalism’ touches on the widespread negative connotations of the word: the national sense of self I am investigating here does obtain at the expense of other nations, in opposition to a foreign ‘other’ who is by definition a non-member of the nation.

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