Unique and new application of popular viticulture term of "terroir" to the development of a person
Immigrant outsider perspective is very timely
Essays cover LGBTQ, race, class, national identity, (oppressive) theocratic influence, plight of East. Euro countries continual fight for sovereignty and identity, interracial marriage, bisexuality, Henry James, poetry, food and restaurant culture.
Travel; place; Switzerland, Baltimore, Washington DC, Salt Lake City, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Adriatic, Slovenia, Trieste and Venice
Readers include lovers of creative nonfiction, essays and memoir
Natasha Sajé: Natasha Sajé was born “stateless” in Germany and immigrated to the United States with her Eastern European parents, who were both displaced persons. She is the author of three award-winning poetry collections, most recently Vivarium; the postmodern poetry handbook Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory; and numerous essays, poems, and works of literary criticism. She is a professor of English at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, where she resides.