Once in a House on Fire Paperback
Part of the Picador Classic series
With an introduction by Eimear McBrideA 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 01/01/2015
- Category: Autobiography: general
- ISBN: 9781447275121
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