By (author) Donald Antrim
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Afterlife by Donald Antrim
Book DescriptionDonald 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 DetailsISBN: 9780349118703
(198mm x 126mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 29-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Donald Antrim
Elect Mr Robinson for a Better World, Paperback (February 2013)
'A dark, suburban fantasy ... richly funny, even whimsical, and bizarrely familiar' - The New Yorker
Hundred Brothers, Paperback (February 2013)
A surreal exploration of the combined love and loathing felt between a family of a hundred brothers as they try to settle their differences
Doug DuBois, Hardback (April 2009)» View all books by Donald Antrim
Doug DuBois began photographing his family in 1984, prior to his father's near-fatal fall from a commuter train and his mother's subsequent breakdown and hospitalizations. This work offers an examination of family relations, and what it means to subject personal relationships to the unblinking eye of the camera.
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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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