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Author Hemley, Robin.
Title Nola : a Memoir of Faith, Art, and Madness / Robin Hemley.
Imprint Iowa : University of Iowa Press, 2013

Author Hemley, Robin.
Subject Hemley, Nola -- Mental health.
Schizophrenics -- United States -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (363 pages)
Note Print version record.
Contents Prologue : Larceny -- The Invisible and Quiet Hand -- Tearsheets -- The Valley of Ednah -- The Ghost on the Staircase -- Her Soul's History -- The Exploding Pen -- Walk Away from Them -- Interior Shot -- Translators -- The Pattern of Her Dreams -- The Unbridgeable Gap -- The Nonexistent Robe -- Crazy -- Her Diet -- Jinx -- Nothing I Sensed Could Corroborate or Deny Them -- The Silver Sword Society -- The Shiva Notebooks -- A Thousand Aerial Voices -- Family of Avatars -- Good News -- Everyday People -- The Children's Ward -- Listener -- The Woman Who Was Absent -- Voices -- Young Americans with Helpful Attitudes -- The Greater Joy -- All in the Family -- Riding the Whip -- Danger, Pills -- The Space between Contradictions -- Rita -- Quieted -- A Dark and Ageless Voice.
Summary The evidence at hand: an autobiography - complete with their mother's edits - written by his brilliant and disturbingly religious sister; a story featuring actual childhood events, but published by his mother as fiction; the transcript of a hypnotherapy session from his adolescence; and perjured court documents hidden in a drawer for decades. These are the clues Robin Hemley gathers when he sets out to reconstruct the life of his older sister Nola, who died at the age of twenty-five after several years of treatment for schizophrenia.
ISBN 9781609381806 (electronic bk.)
1609381807 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 831118206
Additional Format Print version: Hemley, Robin. Nola : A Memoir of Faith, Art, and Madness. Iowa : University of Iowa Press, 2013 9781609381790

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