I generally like books that experiment with form and structure and Elissa Washuta's "My Body is a Book of Rules," while billed as a memoir, is much more inventive that the limitations and formulas of the genre. Washuta, a Cowlitz Indian born in New Jersey, writes about culture, race, religion, sex, the body, and education, among other things, in an unflinching and penetrating way that almost dares you to look away. I discovered this on the Powell's list of books for Native American Heritage Month. See below.
The list:
https://www.powells.com/native-american-heritage-month

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