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Title Everything/nothing/someone [electronic resource] : A memoir. Alice Carrière.
Author Carrière, Alice.
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Other Classification Number BIO001000 BIO022000 BIO026000 bisacsh
Personal Name Carrière, Alice.
Title Statement Everything/nothing/someone [electronic resource] : A memoir. Alice Carrière.
Imprint LaVergne : Spiegel & Grau, 2023.
Physical Description 1 online resource
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Summary, Etc. * New York Times Editor's Choice * Indie Next Pick * Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction 2023 * Kirkus Best Nonfiction 2023 * Amazon Best of the Month * B&amp;N Most Anticipated * Jennette McCurdy Book Club Pick * Compared to Girl, Interrupted , this "remarkable" ( New York Times ) memoir and love story, one of the most notable literary debuts of 2023, tells of a young woman's harrowing coming-of-age amid glamour, excess, and neglect, and her journey, against the odds, to find herself. Alice Carri&#232;re tells the story of her unconventional upbringing in Greenwich Village as the daughter of a remote mother, the renowned artist&#8239;Jennifer Bartlett,&#8239;and a charismatic father, European actor&#8239;Mathieu Carri&#232;re. From an early age, Alice is forced to navigate her mother's recovered memories of ritualized sexual abuse, which she turns into art, and her father's confusing attentions. Her days are a mixture of privilege, neglect, loneliness, and danger&#8212;a child living in an adult's world, with little-to-no enforcement of boundaries or supervision. When she enters adolescence, Alice begins to lose her grasp on reality, as a dissociative disorder erases her identity and overzealous doctors medicate her further away from herself. She inhabits various roles: as a patient in expensive psychiatric hospitals, a denizen of the downtown New York music scene, the ingenue in destructive encounters with older men&#8212;ricocheting from experience to experience until&#8239;a medication-induced psychosis brings these personas crashing down. Eventually, she finds purpose in caring for her mother as she descends into dementia, in a love affair with a recovering addict who steadies her, in confronting her father whose words and actions splintered her, and in finding her voice as a writer. With gallows humor and brutal honesty,&#8239; Everything/Nothing/Someone &#8239;explores what it means for our body and mind to belong to us wholly, irrevocably, and on our own terms. In pulsing, energetic prose that is both precise and probing, Alice manages to untangle the stories told to her by her parents, the American psychiatric complex, and her own broken mind to craft a unique and mesmerizing narrative of emergence and, finally, cure. <p...
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