Motherwell: A Girlhood Orr, Deborah

Motherwell: A Girlhood

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*THE NO.3 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*

'Raw, compelling, wise and tender' Dolly Alderton

'Motherwell is razor-sharp, fearless and wonderful' Adam Kay

'Utterly candid and staggeringly good, both as the history of a woman and the history of a place' India Knight

Just shy of 18, Deborah Orr left Motherwell - the town she both loved and hated - to go to university. It was a decision her mother railed against from the moment the idea was raised. Win had very little agency in the world, every choice was determined by the men in her life. And strangely, she wanted the same for her daughter. Attending university wasn't for the likes of the Orr family. Worse still, it would mean leaving Win behind - and Win wanted Deborah with her at all times, rather like she wanted her arm with her at all times. But while she managed to escape, Deborah's severing from her family was only superficial. She continued to travel back to Motherwell, fantasizing about the day that Win might come to accept her as good enough. Though of course it was never meant to be.

MOTHERWELL is a sharp, candid and often humorous memoir about the long shadow that can be cast when the core relationship in your life compromises every effort you make to become an individual. It is about what we inherit - the good and the very bad - and how a deeper understanding of the place and people you have come from can bring you towards redemption.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781474611459
BY (AUTHOR) Orr, Deborah
PUBLISHER : Orion Publishing Co PUBLICATION DATE : January 23, 2020
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 220 mm x 142 mm
WEIGHT : 410 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
DESCRIPTION : *THE NO.3 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER* 'Raw, compelling, wise and tender' Dolly Alderton'Motherwell is razor-sharp, fearless and wonderful' Adam Kay'Utterly candid and staggeringly good, both as the history of a woman and the history of a place' India KnightJust shy of 18, Deborah Orr left Motherwell - the town she both loved and hated - to go to university. It was a decision her mother railed against from the moment the idea was raised. Win had very little agency in the world, every choice was determined by the men in her life. And strangely, she wanted the same for her daughter. Attending university wasn't for the likes of the Orr family. Worse still, it would mean leaving Win behind - and Win wanted Deborah with her at all times, rather like she wanted her arm with her at all times. But while she managed to escape, Deborah's severing from her family was only superficial. She continued to travel back to Motherwell, fantasizing about the day that Win might come to accept her as good enough. Though of course it was never meant to be.MOTHERWELL is a sharp, candid and often humorous memoir about the long shadow that can be cast when the core relationship in your life compromises every effort you make to become an individual. It is about what we inherit - the good and the very bad - and how a deeper understanding of the place and people you have come from can bring you towards redemption. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9781474611459 BY (AUTHOR) Orr, Deborah PUBLISHER : Orion Publishing Co PUBLICATION DATE : January 23, 2020 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Weidenfeld & Nicolson LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Hardback DIMENSION : 220 mm x 142 mm WEIGHT : 410 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Biography, Literature & Literary studies