God, it’s exciting when…

God, it's exciting when a book's TOC starts to look like this, instead of a bunch of blank lines and question marks:

Prologue: Revised Itineraries - pg. 3
Chapter 1: Identity Papers - pg. 7
Chapter 2: Bride and Groom - pg. 13
Chapter 3: Saying Hello - pg. 17
Chapter 4: Brown Girl in a Sea of White - pg. 25
Chapter 5: Culture for Sale - pg. 30
Chapter 6: We Are All Polish Here - pg. 38
Chapter 7: Elephants and Anxiety - pg. 44
Chapter 8: Trouble is Coming - pg. 52
Chapter 9: Under the Waterfall - pg. 57
Chapter 10: Those Breasts Are Huge - pg. 66
Chapter 11: Old Stories Repeated - pg. 71
Chapter 12: Coming Out Stories - pg. 78
Chapter 13: Falling into Infinity - pg. 87
Chapter 14: Love Will Come - pg. 93
Chapter 15: Are We There Yet? - pg. 97
Chapter 16: The Three of Us - pg. 103
Chapter 17: Alone in the City - pg. 110
Chapter 18: (Oakland / Salt Lake City -- 1996 - 2001)
Chapter 19: (Galle / Negombo)
Chapter 20: (Chicago)

I still have no idea whether this is a good book, you understand. At times I think it's deeply profound -- at times I think it's hopelessly incoherent. But at least it's turning into an actual book-length, book-shaped book. I love that.

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