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"This ambitious memoir glints with poetry and wisdom . . . aching, endless, unresolved, and extremely compelling."  The Los Angeles Review of Books

"Blazes with harrowing moments . . . An intimate and searching accumulation of the moments, tender and brutal, that heap together and create a life."  —The Boston Globe

"Whimsical, even darkly funny at times, brimming with compassion, terribly sad and deeply loving. Memoir readers should not miss this singular offering." 
—Shelf Awareness

"Adrian’s unique approach . . . jigsaws together the bits and pieces of her experiences in order to create this beautiful reckoning."  —Signature Reads

“A stunning merger of form and content; a remarkable portrait-becomes-self-portrait; and something like a master class in complicity.” —David Shields, author of Reality Hunger

The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet is a revelation . . . Each page I read pulled me deeper under the book’s peculiar spell. —Alysia Abbott, author of Fairlyand: a Memoir of My Father

“A vivid, vibrant glossary of a life.” —Dinty W. Moore, author of Between Panic & Desire

“This is desperately serious work . . . An agonized, beautiful, unflinching account.” —Lee Upton, author of Visitations: Stories

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