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Half a life

by Jill Ciment

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Published by Crown in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Los Angeles (Calif.),
  • California,
  • Los Angeles,
  • Los Angeles.
    • Subjects:
    • Ciment, Jill -- Childhood and youth,
    • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography,
    • Children of the mentally ill -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography,
    • Family -- California -- Los Angeles,
    • Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social life and customs

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Jill Ciment.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR9199.3.C499 Z465 1996
      The Physical Object
      Pagination210 p ;
      Number of Pages210
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL967563M
      ISBN 100517701715
      LC Control Number96004011

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Book Summary. Half a Life is a nakedly honest, ultimately hopeful examination of guilt, responsibility, and living with the past.

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Half a Life won the National Book Critics Circle Award for non-fiction in and was widely serialized for the painstaking clarity in which he relates his suburban nightmare.

Unlike other critically acclaimed memoirs, Strauss keeps his story short, in the style of a long essay, staying close to. Half a Life is a starkly honest account of that fateful moment and his life thereafter penetrating, thought-provoking.”—The Washington Post “A book that inspires admiration, sentence by sentence This is a memoir in its finest form, a fully imagined and bittersweet book that transcends a single misstep.”—Chicago Tribune.

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New York Times Book Review - Michael Gorra. The ironies in Half a Life wind like a fugue into infinity Identity is an enigma To make that sentiment breathe in the mouth of a living character, and then rise from the page with silent laughter, is a beautiful completion: the mark of a genius and a cause of unending delight." — Lee Siegel, Los Angeles Times Book Review.

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About the Author Darin Strauss is the international bestselling author of the New York Times Notable books Chang and Eng and The Real McCoy, and the national bestseller More Than It Hurts You.''Half a Life'', by V.S.

Naipaul, is the story of Willie Somerset Chandran, a wanderer who searches for self-discovery in several countries and on many different avenues.