Fragments: Growing Up Bohemian Poor In Dementia's House
Illustrated short stories and letters about growing up bohemian poor with an artist father and zany mother. Fragments describe the author's life as a child, teenager, and adult dealing with a mentally ill mother who slid into dementia in her later years. The memory fragments are triggered by the houses the author lived in from 1950 to 1964 and later. Each segment represents a different house, sometimes an actual physical residence or space, at other times, a metaphorical house. The "Letters From Dad" excerpts reveal Susan's father and the correlation between his painting and his cosmology. Through the letters you not only learn more about who Al Need was, but also who Susan was in his eyes and who she is now.
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 152 x 228 x 16mm | 281.23g
- 02 Sep 2011
- London, United Kingdom