Elegies for the Brokenhearted (Paperback)
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393340235, 271pp.
Publication Date: July 18, 2011
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Who are the people you'll never forget? For Mary Murphy, there are five, eulogized here in an utterly unforgettable voice. Mary tells the story of her own life--her childhood spent trading one home and father figure for another, her efforts to track down her rebellious sister, and her winding search for purpose--through her experiences and encounters with the people who shaped her path. The result is an unconventional and moving story about identity, family, and belonging.