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  • RECOVERING : Intoxication and its Aftermath

    RECOVERING : Intoxication and its Aftermath
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    ISBN: 9781783781522
    Title: RECOVERING : Intoxication and its Aftermath
    Author: JAMISON LESLIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The magisterial account of addiction, recovery and creative lives, from the author of The Empathy Exams.

    Addiction is seemingly inexplicable. From the outside, it can look like wilful, arrogant self-destruction; from the inside, it can feel as inevitable and insistent as a heartbeat. It is possible to describe, but hard to explore. Yet in The Recovering, Leslie Jamison draws on her own life and the lives of addicts of extraordinary talent - John Cheever, John Berryman, Jean Rhys and Amy Winehouse among them - to take us inside the experience of addiction, exposing the contours, edges and wholes of an intoxicated life.

    Part memoir, part group biography, part literary history and part definitive analysis of cultural and social considerations of addiction, The Recovering is a significant moment in the history of post-war narrative non-fiction.

    Imprint: GRANTA
    RRP: $39.99

    • Price: $39.99
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