O Brother: Signed Edition (Hardback)
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O Brother: Signed Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages
Published: 24/08/2023

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Waterstones Says

From the author of Kill Your Friends and Straight White Male comes a tender and affecting memoir laced with Niven's trademark jet-black humour, as he chronicles both his own turbulent upbringing and that of his tragic, troubled little brother Gary who took his own life at the age of just 42.

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John Niven's little brother Gary was fearless, popular, stubborn, handsome, hilarious and sometimes terrifying. In 2010, after years of chaotic struggle against the world, he took his own life at the age of 42.

Hoping for the best while often witnessing the worst, John, his younger sister Linda and their mother, Jeanette, saw the darkest fears they had for Gary played out in drug deals, prison and bankruptcy. While his life spiralled downward and the love the Nivens' shared was tested to its limit, John drifted into his own trouble in the music industry, a world where excess was often a marker of success.

Tracking the lives of two brothers in changing times - from illicit cans of lager in 70s sitting rooms to ecstasy in 90s raves - O Brother is a tender, affecting and often uproariously funny story. It is about the bonds of family and how we try to keep the finest of those we lose alive. It is about black sheep and what it takes to break the ties that bind. Fundamentally it is about how families survive suicide, 'that last cry, from the saddest outpost.'

Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781805302759
Number of pages: 384
Dimensions: 220 x 162 mm
Edition: Main

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