I Must Have Wandered, a rich hybrid memoir, is a collage of lyrical prose, letters, fragments, vignettes, images, and resources. Born and relinquished in 1951 South Carolina, a baby girl is adopted by a career Air Force couple. Having felt both the primal wound, and ongoing separation, she comes of age in the turbulent ’60s. Follow her through the transience brought about by military duty as she struggles against a culture of secrecy and discipline. She breaks through the barrier of sealed records to discover her family of origin, her truthful identity, and life story.
Adoptee Author: Mary Ellen Gambutti
Publication Year: 2022