There is no more revelatory a memoirist at work today than Candida Lawrence. Her three earlier volumes have chronicled her life underground with the two children she snatched from their custodial father and her battle with cancer in a poisoned world. Vanishing is an honest chronological sequence of personal reflections covering all of a singularly uncommon life.
In this new collection Lawrence addresses an array of subjects with an eloquent, understated honesty that reveals her heart and her mind and her resistance to expectation. By the end, what comes clearest in VANISHING is the author
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The rules you must follow for a successful vanishing are few. They must be internalized and never forgotten: Plan ahead. Do not explain your actions to anyone, however innocent. Record and remember document fictions. Do not communicate with friends or relatives by U.S. mail or telephone. Both before and after, maintain appearance of a calm, law-abiding citizen. Do not reveal your history to new friends. There have been instances when I have broken one or a combination of these rules and each time I have felt panic and loss of control. When I lost control, my body twitched and my nights filled with dreams of search, flight, prison. To calm myself, I smiled a lot. Occasionally I had to invent new fictions of surpassing pathos