The edge of every day : sketches of schizophrenia / Marin Sardy
- Sardy, Marin
- New York : Pantheon Books, 
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- x, 289 pages ; 22 cm
- Machine generated contents note: Strange Things I Have Encountered -- A Shapeless Thief -- Chokecherries -- The Rumor -- A World Of Absolute Order -- Conversations with Family -- The Wildcatter -- The Dragon At The Bottom Of The Sea -- Gram Julia's Spies -- Asylum -- Disintegration, Loops -- Ultima Thule -- A Tree Falling -- Mr. Rain jacket -- Dades Gorge -- Theory Of Mind -- Winter -- All My Charms -- Vagabond -- Animate -- Vagabond -- There Is The Urge To Find Meaning -- Vagabond -- Slide -- Break My Body -- That Fragile Space -- Nix -- What Remains.
- Marin Sardy's memoir traces the path of the schizophrenia that runs in her family. Against the starkly beautiful backdrop of Anchorage, Alaska, where the author grew up, Marin Sardy weaves a fearless account of the shapeless thief--the schizophrenia--that kept her mother immersed in a world of private delusion and later manifested in her brother, ultimately claiming his life. Composed of exquisite, self-contained chapters that take us through three generations of this adventurous, artistic, and often haunted family, The Edge of Every Day draws in topics from neuroscience and evolution to the mythology and art rock to shape its brilliant inquiry into how the mind works. In the process, Sardy casts new light on the treatment of the mentally ill in our society. Through it all runs her blazing compassion and relentless curiosity, as her meditations takes us to the very edge of love and loss--and invite us to look at what comes after.
- 9781524746933 hardcover alkaline paper
1524746932 hardcover alkaline paper
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