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Yellow Shirt Riddles

Yellow Shirt Riddles
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Yellow Shirt Riddles

Author Holly R. Hansen

The essayist explores various issues surrounding her divorce as a young wife. The most intriguing is the pivotal argument she can't remember. Her brain has somehow blocked the memory of it, so she has to tell the story through the eyes of her ex-sister-in-law. Using images of falling off a snowy mountain, tying quilts, and breaking one of two identical pitchers, she tries to make sense of this life-changing experience.