Object Lessons: Blanket

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OBJECT LESSONS: BLANKET
by Kara Thompson
published by Bloomsbury

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We are born into blankets. They keep us alive and they cover us in death. We pull and tug on blankets to see us through the night or an illness. They shield us in mourning and witness our most intimate pleasures.

Curious, fearless, vulnerable, and critical, Blanket interweaves cultural critique with memoir to cast new light on a ubiquitous object. Kara Thompson reveals blankets everywhere--film, art, geology, disasters, battlefields, resistance, home--and transforms an ordinary thing into a vibrant and vital carrier of stories and secrets, an object of inheritance and belonging, a companion to uncover.

- paperback: 192 pages
- product dimensions: 121 x 165 mm
- ISBN: 9781628922653