Five Farewells is a memoir about one woman s childhood and adult experiences and the way her mind works with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Five Farewells is about DID as an experience, as another way of living. Despite the traumas of this young woman s childhood experiences, in which she was subjected to violent physical and emotional abuse from her adoptive mother and repeated sexual abuse from her cousin and two step-fathers, she writes about learning to accept her time here as a time of evolution. Beautifully written in a clear and compelling style that is poetic and poignant, Five Farewells is about the psychological truth of one girl s dream-like qualities in her experience with DID, and her redemptive healing through therapy and hard-won wisdom. A memoir told with a talented writer s eye for detail and cinematic narrative power, Five Farewells is a personal account of multiplicity written by a writer of great promise.