From the author:
'My father doesn't feature much in Running with Scissors. And one of the reasons for this is because he didn't feature much in my life. But there's another reason, too: Our relationship was so complicated, so dark, so confusing and so big, that to tell the story would require a book. So finally, upon the death of my father in 2005, I decided to tell the story I have been most afraid yet most compelled to tell.'
This prequel to international hit Running With Scissors tells the story of Augusten's relationship with his tormented father: a man who sent his wife mad and saw his other son run away from home, prior to Augusten going into foster care. Harrowing, insightful and amusing by turns.
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 181 g
Dimensions: 194 x 130 x 16 mm
"So touching and wonderfully written that anyone else with "a no misery memoir" rule should make an exception" * London Lite *
"There is a depth here that moves his prose to another level. He has written a chilling, dark and deeply unsettling book that is, nonetheless, compulsive reading" * Attitude *
"A hauntingly well-crafted account of his difficult relationship with his father" * Irish Sunday Independent *
"Burroughs's gift is to look into the lion's mouth and find sweetness" * Fay Weldon *