Waking Up in Toytown: A Memoir

Waking Up in Toytown: A Memoir

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In the early 80s, after a decade of drug abuse and borderline mental illness, John Burnside resolved to escape his addictive personality and find calm in a 'Surbiton of the mind'. But the suburbs are not quite as normal as he had imagined and, as he relapses into chaos, he encounters a homicidal office worker who is obsessed with Alfred Hitchcock and Petula Clark, an old lover, with whom he reprises a troubled, masochistic relationship and, finally, the seemingly flesh-and-blood embodiemnts of all his private phantoms.

The sequel to his haunting, celebrated account of a troubled childhood, Waking Up in Toytown is unsettling, touching, oddly romantic and unflinchingly honest.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780099507833
BY (AUTHOR) Burnside, John
PUBLISHER : Vintage Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : January 06, 2011
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Vintage
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm
WEIGHT : 192 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
Health, Relationships & Personal development
Society & Social Sciences
DESCRIPTION :
In the early 80s, after a decade of drug abuse and borderline mental illness, John Burnside resolved to escape his addictive personality and find calm in a 'Surbiton of the mind'. But the suburbs are not quite as normal as he had imagined and, as he relapses into chaos, he encounters a homicidal office worker who is obsessed with Alfred Hitchcock and Petula Clark, an old lover, with whom he reprises a troubled, masochistic relationship and, finally, the seemingly flesh-and-blood embodiemnts of all his private phantoms.

The sequel to his haunting, celebrated account of a troubled childhood, Waking Up in Toytown is unsettling, touching, oddly romantic and unflinchingly honest.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780099507833
BY (AUTHOR) Burnside, John
PUBLISHER : Vintage Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : January 06, 2011
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Vintage
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm
WEIGHT : 192 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
Health, Relationships & Personal development
Society & Social Sciences