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The Resource The heart and other monsters : a memoir, Rose Andersen

The heart and other monsters : a memoir, Rose Andersen

Label
The heart and other monsters : a memoir
Title
The heart and other monsters
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Rose Andersen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A riveting, deeply personal exploration of the opioid crisis-an empathic memoir infused with hints of true crime. In November 2013, Rose Andersen's younger sister Sarah died of an overdose in the bathroom of her boyfriend's home in a small town with one of the highest rates of opioid use in the state. Like too many of her generation, she had become addicted to heroin. Sarah was 24 years old. To imagine her way into Sarah's life and her choices, Rose revisits their volatile childhood, marked by their stepfather's omnipresent rage. As the dysfunction comes into focus, so does a broader picture of the opioid crisis and the drug rehabilitation industry in small towns across America. And when Rose learns from the coroner that Sarah's cause of death was a methamphetamine overdose, the story takes a wildly unexpected turn. As Andersen sifts through her sister's last days, we come to recognize the contours of grief and its aftermath: the psychic shattering which can turn to anger, the pursuit of ever an ever-elusive verdict, and the intensely personal rites of imagination and art needed to actually move on. Reminiscent of Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich's The Fact of a Body, Maggie Nelson's Jane: A Murder, and Lacy M. Johnson's The Other Side, Andersen's debut is a potent, profoundly original journey into and out of loss"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Andersen, Rose
Dewey number
  • 362.29/3092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5805.A558
LC item number
A3 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Andersen, Rose
  • Drug addicts
  • Heroin abuse
  • Sisters
Target audience
adult
Label
The heart and other monsters : a memoir, Rose Andersen
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9781635575149
Lccn
2020008687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1153024914
Label
The heart and other monsters : a memoir, Rose Andersen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9781635575149
Lccn
2020008687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1153024914

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