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Small Pieces: A Book of Lamentations

Author: Limburg, Joanne
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 304
Pub Date: 06/07/2017
Publisher: ATLANTIC BOOKS
ISBN: 9781786492302
Availability: Out of Stock
Quick overview Joanne Limburg's intensely honest account of coming to terms with her brother's suicide; a powerful meditation on family and faith
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My mother, my family and Judaism are nested inside each other. I am Jewish and always Jewish; it's analogous with family, however hard it is, and however strained, it can never be disavowed... I remain, as my therapist put it, 'enmeshed', all tangled up in the family hoard. This book has been both a continuation of my conversations with them, and an attempt to untangle myself.This is Joanne's account of coming to terms with her brother's suicide and through that process, the entirety of her family life. In Small Pieces Joanne explores her childhood, her Jewishness and her mother's death as well as that of her brother.The life and family Joanne describes is a complex combination of conflicting influences - both scientific and literary; Jewish and humanist impulses; and middle America and North London settings.Small Pieces is a beautiful and searingly honest meditation on family and faith.

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