Porochista Khakpour: Bodily Chaos

The author on her new memoir, ‘Sick’; searching for home; and her struggle to be heard by the medical establishment

Guernica Magazine
Dec 27, 2018 · 20 min read
Photo: Sylvie Rosokoff

By Hillary Brenhouse

What is the body but a first and imperfect home? And if the body is a home, then illness can be like an eviction notice, or a bad deed of sale. Illness can make you a…

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