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The Resource This is the night our house will catch fire : a memoir, Nick Flynn

This is the night our house will catch fire : a memoir, Nick Flynn

Label
This is the night our house will catch fire : a memoir
Title
This is the night our house will catch fire
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Nick Flynn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A searing memoir from critically acclaimed author Nick Flynn, on how childhood spills into parenthood. When Nick Flynn was a child, his mother set fire to their home. With the spare lyricism and dark irony of his classic, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, Flynn excavates the terrain of his traumatic upbringing and his mother's suicide. Now a parent himself, he discovers that he too may be burning his house down. He returns with his young daughter to the landscape of his youth, reflecting on how his "feral childhood" has him still in its reins. This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire confronts Flynn's struggle and his failings-including a five- year affair, begun when his daughter was a toddler-with fierce candor. His marriage in crisis, Flynn seeks answers from his therapist, who tells him: "You have the ethics of a drowning man." Alternating literary analysis and philosophy with intimate memoir and the bedtime stories he tells his daughter, Flynn probes his deepest ethical dilemmas"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flynn, Nick
Dewey number
  • 818/.603
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Flynn, Nick
  • Authors, American
  • Flynn, Nick
  • Authors, American
Target audience
adult
Label
This is the night our house will catch fire : a memoir, Nick Flynn
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
on1120092336
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781324005544
Lccn
2019058085
System control number
(OCoLC)1120092336
Label
This is the night our house will catch fire : a memoir, Nick Flynn
Publication
Control code
on1120092336
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781324005544
Lccn
2019058085
System control number
(OCoLC)1120092336

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