The only in-depth biographical account of the legendary lead singer of Joy Division, written by his widow.
Revered by his peers and idolized by his fans, Ian Curtis left behind a legacy rich in artistic genius. Mesmerizing on stage but introverted and prone to desperate mood swings in his private life, Curtis committed suicide on 18 May 1980.
Touching from a Distance documents how, with a wife, child and impending international fame, Curtis was seduced by the glory of an early grave.
Regarded as the essential book on the essential icon of the post-punk era, Touching from a Distance includes a full set of Curtis's lyrics, discography and gig list.