By Duff Brenna
“You’re killing me, Duffy,” the mother continually acknowledged. In his memoir, Murdering the mother, award-winning novelist Duff Brenna elevates the obscene to the chic. he's taking the entire fabrics of hassle and abuse in the course of an unsatisfied early life and sculpts it into artwork, into anything transcendent. this can be a heart-rending memoir that exceeds the expectancies one in most cases has of a memoir, that's, it reads like a charming novel.
“Brenna’s event is all [t]here, in thorough, felt aspect; within the embedded discussion; within the scenes more true than reminiscence or invention; within the visionary realizing of ugly and sympathetic characters; within the whole, self-standing episodes, woven into the chronological stream. someone following the landmark achievements of literary memoir needs to study from and rejoice this impressive book.” –Dewitt Henry, American booklet Review
“No one escapes this international unscathed, yet in Brenna’s case it’s anything of a miracle, given his upbringing, that this memoir wasn’t written from dying Row. With nice ability, perception, knowledge, introspection, and especially a feeling of humanity and forgiveness, a super author transcends the tragic and turns this strong, uncooked, heartfelt tale into the best art.” –James Brown, writer of This River and the l. a. Diaries
“Perhaps the main notable success of this amazing memoir via award-winning novelist Duff Brenna is its humanity. The characters during this book–hell, its nonfiction, they’re no longer characters, they’re people!–do hateful, hurtful issues to each other. they're misplaced of their wishes, their aberrations, their goals, their longing–too misplaced to take inventory of the impression in their personal habit upon the folk with whom they proportion their lives and who depend on them, now not least the youngsters who're hostages to a type of madness…He isn't really settling previous scores–and god is aware there have been ratings he may good have desired to settle if he’d had a brain to. yet no, he's exploring–unsparingly, unflinchingly, yet mainly quite, with stability and breathtaking honesty–the humanity of a bunch of individuals born into and continuously making a form of hell during which they thrash round with no clue as to how you can get out.” –Thomas E. Kennedy, writer of within the corporation of Angels and Falling Sideways.
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Murdering The Mom: A Memoir by Duff Brenna