Inferno: A Memoir of Motherhood and Madness (Hardback)
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Inferno: A Memoir of Motherhood and Madness (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages
Published: 19/03/2020

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Shortlisted for the Sunday Times / University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award 2020

My psychosis, for all its destruction and wrath, was a love story. It's difficult to know where the story of psychosis begins. Was it the moment I met my son? Or was it decided in the before, something rooted deeper in my fate, generations ago?

When Catherine left London for the US with her husband James, to introduce her family to their newborn son, she could not have envisaged how that trip would end. Catherine would find herself in an involuntary psych ward in New Jersey, separated from her husband and child, unable to understand who she was, and how she had got there.

In an attempt to hold on to her sense of self, Catherine had to reconstruct her life, from her early childhood, to a harrowing previous relationship, and her eventual marriage to James. The result is a powerful exploration of psychosis and motherhood, at once intensely personal, yet holding within it a universal experience - of how we love, live and understand ourselves in relation to each other.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526619082
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 404 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm

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MrsElsie

“Honest account of post-partum pschosis”

A brutally honest account of Catherine Cho’s post-natal psychosis and depression and how she ends up in an American psychiatric unit.
The book starts with Cho - a Korean woman who lives in London - visiting the US... More

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“Compelling memoir of post-partum psychosis”

While on an extended trip across America to introduce her new son to her family and in-laws, Catherine Cho suffers a complete psychotic breakdown. Her husband resorts to admitting her to a psychiatric hospital, where... More

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“Remarkable”

An astonishing portrait of maternal mental health and the familial ties that bind us all. Highly recommended.

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