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Afterlife
By Donald Antrim

The Afterlife

After Death

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Afterlife by Donald Antrim

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Donald Antrim's mother Louanne was a difficult woman: an operatically suicidal, chainsmoking, delusional alcoholic who even when sober believed that her cat Merlin was a descendant of the Arthurian necromancer. Seeing his own life bound up in her relentless deterioration, Donald Antrim embarks on this strange, marvellous memoir in an attempt to make sense of his mother and her legacy. A series of tragic-comic adventures in psychological dysfunction, Antrim's personal journey takes him wandering across the Southern states of America, tracing the bust-ups, reconciliations, and migrations of his warring parents. Gradually he unpicks the stories of his childhood, and the characters: his handsome sportsman uncle; his hardworking, bewildered Episcopalian grandparents; and his mother herself - alarming, melodramatic, manipulative, reckless and brave. This is a vivid, unmissable Technicolor slideshow of a memoir.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780349118703
ISBN-10: 0349118701
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x 15mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Abacus
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 29-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Donald Antrim

Donald Antrim is an editor (formerly at Little, Brown USA) and highly acclaimed writer, and regularly contributes to the NEW YORKER. He lives in New York.

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