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⑄ Beginning reader ष The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order kindergarten ⑧ ePUB By Joan Wickersham ┚ ⑄ Beginning reader ष The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order kindergarten ⑧ ePUB By Joan Wickersham ┚ In spare prose, Wickersham The Paper Anniversary has produced an artful and vivid memoir Within the index of suicide, she has found a form capacious enough for both intimate detail and general information cold data and lyric moments for mystery and for consolation As she follows her father s suicide chronologically from his death through a passage of 15 years, she doubles back through family history her mother s, her father s, her husband s , telling the story under such subheads as anger about, other people s stories about, possible ways to talk to a child about, romances of mother in years following Her search takes in matters as mundane as the police investigation, as academic as the nature of biography and as disquieting as the issue of suicide The elementary factswhen, where, and howare straightforward, even simple My father got up early one morning, went into his study, and shot himself, but her pursuit of why leads Wickersham and her reader into the unanswerable questions and unresolvable paradoxes that give her book classic qualities Aug Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reserved.Written in the form of an index, an acknowledgment of Wickershams inability to frame her fathers act in any conventional linear form, this memoir is written in a cool, economical and ultimately piercing style utterly devoid of easy pathos or clich Anyone prone to facile dismissal of the memoir as literary high art should be silenced by the perfection of Wickershams prose and her ability to hold the facts and her feelings up to the light, turning them again and again to reveal yet another facet of grief, anger, love, pity and guilt Salon.com A remarkable memoir She exposes the whole messy territory of inheritance, of heritage, of what our families leave us, the treacherous trail of genetics and psychology and unhappiness, the legacy of all those generations as they play out in ways that we can see and ways that we will never see across the patterns of our lives True in a way that transcends mere recollection She arrives at an almost perfect balance, producing a survivors story, a portrait of suicide from the outside, one that finds clarity in its inability to be clarified Los Angeles Times Book Review Honest, brave, incredibly moving, and completely unflinching in its honesty Its one of those rare books that will haunt you for a long time after you finish it Wickershams writing is gorgeous, restrained and lyrical at the same time, and theres not an extraneous word or ounce of fat in the book In trying to comprehend what happened, Wickersham uses the format of an index, in an attempt to impose an order and shape on what appears to be a chaotic, perhaps random, act of her fathers An amazing memoir NPRs Morning Edition Joan Wickershams deceptively simple organization of this volume packs a hard jab to the throat, and I found myself alternately holding my breath and looking away from the words on the page in stunned silence Reading this book is a physical actof beauty, of pain, and of frankness The sections on writing and truth are some of the finest Ive seen Newsday Joan Wickershams deeply moving memoir seeks to comprehend the incomprehensible What propels every intensely crafted page of this book is Wickershams relentless drive to comprehend her fathers suicide Wickersham has journeyed into the dark underworld inside her father and herself, and has emerged with a powerful, gripping story The Boston Globe A daughters piercing and profoundly considered response to her fathers death She constructs her book like a series of index cards, with chapter headings that mimic those on outlines It becomes a brilliant choice, allowing Wickersham to flip and sort through 15 years of what William Maxwell observed when he wrote, The suicide doesnt go alone, he takes everybody with him Against the violent transgression of suicide, Wickersham has crafted a consummately subtle book In its discipline and art, The Suicide Index has the feel of a classic The Plain Dealer Cleveland I read The Suicide Index with a rapacity bordering on need, with tears in my chest and in my eyes Occasionally I had to put it down and leave the room More often, I devoured it The book is The measured, elegant, gripping work of a professional writer who has set her powers of observation to work on her own familyher parents and grandparents, her uncle, her sister, her husband, her sonand on herself The New York Sun defunct A n extraordinary, magical mystery tour of a book Los Angeles Times What makes the narrative so compelling is not only Wickershams gift for making her memories sing as though they were our own, but also how she presents herself as a willful seeker, open to any and all incarnations of truth, able to admit how much she doesnt know and never did in this very moving memoir, Wickersham comes as close as shes able to getting it right Elle In spare prose, Wickersham has produced an artful and vivid memoir Capacious enough for both intimate detail and general information cold data and lyric moments for mystery and for consolation The elementary factswhere, when, and howare straightforward, even simple but her pursuit of why leads Wickersham and her reader into the unanswerable questions and unresolvable paradoxes that give her book classic qualities Publishers Weekly This book is beautifully written and haunts the reader long after its closed Library Journal A sensitive and thorough memoir built around her fathers suicide and the mystery of why he did it It is both haunting and comforting to see how she puts her fathers death in order Knoxvillle News Sentinel She writes beautifully about the amount of sheer space a suicide takes in the lives of surviving family members, from the moment of death through the weeks, months and years afterward Bleak, strong and fiercely honest The Washington Post In this harrowing, beautifully written memoir, Joan Wickersham tries to understand the forces that drove her father to take his own life Part detective story, part anguished examination of a family, The Suicide Index traces the myriad repercussions suicide has not only on the future but also on the past A powerful, important book Abigail Thomas, author of A Three Dog Life The Suicide Index is just astonishing Having endured the suicide of a close family member, I opened this book with dread and longing fearful of revisiting so much pain yet keenly wanting, as I always will, to understand why No one can ever fully answer the question that suicide remains for those left behind, yet here, in Joan Wickershams exquisitely straightforward story, I found surprising consolation It is a love story, a mystery, a quiet tragedy, a dark comedy, and a profoundly absorbing modern family saga It will stay with me for a very long time Julia Glass, author of Three Junes and I See You Everywhere Sep , Every day, take their own lives That s a every minutes As shocking as the number is, it actually higherGlimmer Train Stories, Lee Montgomery, Peter Ho Montgomery is author of The Things Between Us A Memoir, Whose World Is This and Searching for Emily Illustrated received Oregon Book Award in creative nonfiction John Simmons Iowa Short Fiction Emma Watson topless Regression Blu ray, DVD cover UHQ Recent Posts Alicia Vikander Vogue magazine Kaley Cuoco young naked spread legs bed HQ Ali Larter photo shoot Jennifer Love Hewitt show big boobs Jodi Lyn O Keefe from Vampire Diaries Jodi sex porn Celebrity Fakes Celebrity Country CFake For better Cfake experience, we recommend disabling your ad blocker Journal Preaching An Appeal to Christians UILA statement United States reflected growing alarm that our country has entered very dangerous period 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    • The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order
    • 2.3
    • 158
    • Hardcover
    • 331 pages
    • Joan Wickersham
    • English
    • 14 June 2017

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