Mayhem

A Memoir
 
 
Penguin Books Ltd (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 7. September 2017
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  • 240 Seiten
 
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978-0-241-97705-7 (ISBN)
 

A Sunday Times Book of the Year

'Riveting, clear-sighted and exceptionally articulate... Her literary and psychoanalytic fluency gives the book an impact that feels arrestingly honest... Heartbreaking' Daily Telegraph

'This is a fierce, lyrical, and lucid memoir that asks agonizing questions about guilt, innocence, and judgment and reminds us how difficult it can be to untangle one from the other' Siri Hustvedt

'Powerful, spare [and] striking' Observer

'Unique and haunting' Sunday Times

'What gives this book its astonishing power is not the guilt, but the intelligence and literary skill. Beautifully structured... Rausing sets the scene with painterly delicacy and then steps back to analyse the implications of what she has revealed' Guardian

A searingly powerful memoir about the impact of addiction on a family

In the summer of 2012 a woman named Eva was found dead in the London townhouse she shared with her husband, Hans K. Rausing. The couple had struggled with drug addiction for years, often under the glare of tabloid headlines. Now, writing with singular clarity and restraint the editor and publisher Sigrid Rausing, tries to make sense of what happened to her brother and his wife.

In Mayhem, she asks the difficult questions those close to the world of addiction must face. 'Who can help the addict, consumed by a shaming hunger, a need beyond control? There is no medicine: the drugs are the medicine. And who can help their families, so implicated in the self-destruction of the addict? Who can help when the very notion of 'help' becomes synonymous with an exercise of power; a familial police state; an end to freedom, in the addict's mind?'

  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
  • 0,92 MB
978-0-241-97705-7 (9780241977057)
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A profoundly articulate and harrowing memoir of a family grappling with addiction... I was impressed and moved -- A. M. Homes Fierce, lyrical, and lucid memoir -- Siri Hustvedt This is a fierce, lyrical, and lucid memoir that asks agonizing questions about guilt, innocence, and judgment and reminds us how difficult it can be to untangle one from the other -- Siri Hustvedt, author of 'The Blazing World' Powerful and spare... her elisions and prevarications have a striking effect * The Observer * A deeply felt memorial to a lost brother...a finely written memoir * Literary Review * Touched by its bravery, sincerity and the frequent beauty of the writing * The Times * Riveting, clear-sighted and exceptionally articulate...heartbreaking...her literary and psychoanalytic fluency gives the book an impact that feels arrestingly honest * Daily Telegraph * Such a unique and haunting story to tell * The Sunday Times * A short, intense and moving memoir... a poignant and at times harrowing account that testifies to the resilience of the human spirit * Tatler * In this slim, stoic memoir... Rausing thoughtfully, painstakingly, works a deep groove into the stubborn surface of certain bedevilling questions: "How do you write about addiction?"... I nodded and sometimes cried. I wanted to invite the author over for tea * The Millions * What gives this book its astonishing power is not the guilt, but the intelligence and literary skill. Beautifully structured... Rausing sets the scene with painterly delicacy and then steps back to analyse the implications of what she has revealed * The Guardian *

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