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Title: ONCE IN A HOUSE ON FIRE
PICADOR CLASSIC
By: Andrea Ashworth, Eimear McBride
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 1447275128
ISBN 13: 9781447275121
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Publisher: PAN MACMILLAN
Pub. date: 1 January, 2015
Edition: Main Market Ed.
Series: Picador Classics 10
Pages: 368
Description: With an introduction by Eimear McBride. A devastatingly powerful, moving and uplifting memoir - now a classic of its genre - that inspired others to tell their own true life stories.
Synopsis: With an introduction by Eimear McBride A devastatingly powerful, moving and uplifting memoir - now a classic of its genre - that inspired others to tell their own true life stories. When our stepfather staggered home reeking of whisky, ceramic hit the wall. We got used to the smash and the next-day stain, but eventually the wallpaper began to fade ...For Andrea Ashworth, home is not a place of comfort and solace, but of violence and fear. Her father died when she was five, leaving her close-knit, loving family to battle with poverty, abuse and the long shadow of depression. But from the ashes of 1970s Manchester and the hardships of her coming-of-age in the late 1980s, Andrea finds the courage to rise ...Written with eye-opening honesty, rare beauty and intense power, Once in a House on Fire is a ground-breaking memoir, endearing in its humour and compassion, and life-affirming in its portrait of terrible circumstances triumphantly overcome.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Picador
Prizes: Winner of Somerset Maugham Award 1999
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