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BYU Studies Quarterly

BYU Studies Quarterly

Article Title

Yellow Shirt Riddles

Authors

Holly R. Hansen

Abstract

The essayist explores various issues surrounding her divorce as a young wife. The most intriguing is the pivotal argument she can't remember. Her brain has somehow blocked the memory of it, so she has to tell the story through the eyes of her ex-sister-in-law. Using images of falling off a snowy mountain, tying quilts, and breaking one of two identical pitchers, she tries to make sense of this life-changing experience.

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