Never Let Me Down

Never Let Me Down

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This biography tells of Susan J. Miller being raised in Washington Heights, New York in the 1950s in a family whose lack of money, roots and happiness appeared to have no definable cause. When Susan turned 21, her father's sudden disclosure of his 15-year heroin addiction brings vertiginous uncertainty to every memory, she retraces the innocence and deceptions of a childhood lived at a distance from crucial truth. She recounts: her father scoring drugs in Harlem and thrilling to bebop jazz at Birdland; her mother's blank-eyed depression; moments of unbearable tension at the oilcloth-covered table in her grandmother's kitchen; her brother's helpless rage; and conversations between father and daughter, who in many ways are more alike than they realize.
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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 146 x 207mm | 366g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747538379
  • 9780747538370

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18 ratings
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4 39% (7)
3 33% (6)
2 17% (3)
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