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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage (6 Jan. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099507838
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099507833
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 247,068 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"There is no truer writer than John Burnside...[A] searching enquiry into a life: bruised, filled with grace and as plangent and haunting as any plainsong" (Catherine Lockerbie Scotsman)

"Burnside's memoir deserves to become a classic. Has anyone written about the direct experience of mental illness with such scrupulous observation and wit?" (Daily Express)

"A brilliant portrait of isolation... This sophisticated study of the human mind argues for our right "to continue in the pursuit of whole-heartedness. To be not-normal after all"" (Fiona Sampson Independent)

"Beautifully written and observed memoir ... an affecting book from a writer of manifest talent; a compellingly readable memoir possessed of a genuine spiritual and intellectual depth" (Adam O'Riordan Sunday Telegraph)

"This is an extraordinary book and one so honest it scorches" (Carlo Gebler Irish Times)

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The sequel to the award-winning A Lie About My Father.

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