The Trick Is To Keep Breathing (Paperback)
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The Trick Is To Keep Breathing (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 07/03/1991
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An account from the inside of a mind cracking up...its writing is as taut as a bowstring. From brilliant title to closing injunction, it hums with intelligence, clarity, wit; and, its heroine's struggle for order and meaning seduces our minds, exposes how close we all of us are to insanity. Joy, as Galloway's heroine reluctantly lets us know that she's called, is simply that dangerous step or two nearer the edge' LISTENER.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780749391737
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 172 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm


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"A real achievement; its dialogue sparks and its voice is true. For Janice Galloway the trick is simply to keep writing" Scotsman "An account from the inside of a mind cracking up...its writing is as taut as a bowstring. From brilliant title to closing injunction, it hums with intelligence, clarity, wit; and, its heroine's struggle for order and meaning seduces our minds, exposes how close we all of us are to insanity. Joy, as Galloway's heroine reluctantly lets us know that she's called, is simply that dangerous step or two nearer the edge" Listener "This remarkably original work has gained Janice Galloway an almost immediate reputation as one of Scotland's most interesting serious prose writers" Glasgow Herald "Poignant and original...a wonderfully sensitive portrait of a woman who doesn't give up trying to find the "trick" to making life go on" Ms ? "Claustrophobic but extraordinary" Sunday Times

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“The Trick is to Keep Breathing”

This is one of the most difficult books i have ever read. I chose to do this for my higher english personal study last year, and it took me forever to read it and get into it. It is the most confusing book i've... More

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“Honestly, the best novel I have ever read!”

This is an account of one woman's unravelling mind as she tries to work her way through grief. Galloway employs playful typography to convey Joy's (ho ho) struggle. The writing is as near to perfect as can... More

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“Great Representation of Mental Health”

This is an account of a woman suffering from a multitude of mental health issues and the daily struggles she faced. Due to the psychological focus in the book, it is not uplifting and, at times, can make you, as a... More

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