Sandra Gail Lambert probes the intersection of disability, queerness, and female desire in this frank and funny memoir of her lifelong struggle with isolation and independence after contracting polio as a child. Frustrations, slapstick moments, and grand triumphs are all couched in the long history of humanity’s relationship to the natural world.
Sandra Gail Lambert, a 2018 NEA Creative Writing Fellow, writes fiction and memoir that is often about the body and its relationship to the natural world. Her latest book, A Certain Loneliness, will be published by University of Nebraska Press in September 2018. Excerpts from her debut novel, The River’s Memory (Twisted Road/2014), have won prizes from Big Fiction Magazine and the Saints and Sinners Short Fiction Contest. Her writing has been widely anthologized and has also been published in a variety of other journals including The Southern Review, Brevity, the North American Review, and New Letters. She is the co-editor, along with Sarah Einstein, of the anthology Older Queer Voices: The Intimacy of Survival. Sandra lives with her wife in Gainesville, Florida.