The after life / Kathleen Stewart
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- Stewart, Kathleen, 1958-
- North Sydney, N.S.W. : Random House Australia, 2008
- 270 p. ; 24 cm.
"Kathleen Stewart has published novels, short stories and poetry, yet nothing she has produced so far could have prepared readers for her memoir The After life. Centred on the author's experiences in her last year at school, which included drug addiction, a feverish love affair, a suicide attempt, and a mysteriously calm interlude in a psychiatric hospital, it also reaches both back and forward in an attempt to come to terms with her father's successful suicide and with the presence of her brilliant, charismatic and utterly self-absorbed mother. Written in prose of rare clarity and elegance, this powerful, heartbreaking and yet at times irresistibly comic memoir will remind some readers of similar depictions of childhood and madness by writers such as Raimond Gaita and Janet Frame."--Provided by publisher.
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