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Even Dogs Go Home to Die: A Memoir

Even Dogs Go Home to Die: A Memoir

by Linda St. John
Even Dogs Go Home to Die: A Memoir

Even Dogs Go Home to Die: A Memoir

by Linda St. John


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Raw, evocative, and unforgettable. The snapshot pictures that sum up the young life of acclaimed outsider artist and author Linda St. John have the power to shock and disturb us as she offers a glimpse into her dirt-poor childhood in southern Illinois. These stories tell the tale of her father's casual brutality and her mother's cruel indifference, and how Linda and her siblings create their own kind of sanctuary that protects them from the violence they faced daily. But more than a tale of heartbreak, Linda St. John poignantly reveals her own indomitable spirit when, through her father's illness, she discovers the redemptive powers of love. With prose as haunting as it is precise, Even Dogs Go Home to Die is one of the most original, moving, funny, and heartbreaking memoirs of recent years.

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ISBN-13: 9780060933869
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/2002
Series: Illinois
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Linda St. John's work has appeared in galleries and museums across the country. She has been a featured artist in The New Yorker, Ms., Art in America, and Time Out New York.She is married to photographer Duane Cerney, and together they own a gallery-store called D.L. Cerney, in Manhattan. The jacket art is original work by Linda St. John.

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