Nola: A Memoir of Faith, Art, and Madness

Nola: A Memoir of Faith, Art, and Madness

By: Hemley, Robin

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pp 368 hardback with paper dust jacket both in excellent condition; clean pages; normal edgewear; sticker residue on back cover; brown board with gold title on spineThe evidence at hand: an autobiography-- complete with their mother's edits-- written by his brilliant and disturbingly religious sister; a story featuring actual childhood events, but published as fiction; perjured court documents hidden in a drawer for decades. These are the clues Robin Hemley gathers when he sets out to reconstruct the life of his sister Nola, who died at the age of 25 after several years of treatment for schizophrenia. It is a look at what people choose to reveal and conceal, and an examination of the enormous toll mental illness takes on a family. It is a revelation of the alchemy that creates a writer: confidence in the unknowable, distrust of the proven, tortuous devotion to the fine print in life, and the sacrifice to writing itself as it plays the roles of confessor, scourge, and creator.

Title: Nola: A Memoir of Faith, Art, and Madness

Author Name: Hemley, Robin

Categories: Biographies & Memoirs, Mental Health,

Edition: 1st

Publisher: US, Graywolf Press: 1998

ISBN Number: 1555972780

ISBN Number 13: 9781555972783

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Jacket Condition: Excellent

Type: Hardcover

Size: 6.5 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches

Seller ID: PGB532