Stock Image

The Eclipse: A Memoir of Suicide

Antonella Gambotto-Burke

6 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0975107518 / ISBN 13: 9780975107515
Published by Broken Ankle Books, 2003
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
From McLeods Books (Nunawading, VIC, Australia)

AbeBooks Seller Since July 23, 2008

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 43.68 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 20.50 From Australia to U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

light cover wear and age toned pages storagee1. Bookseller Inventory # 1704201501

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Eclipse: A Memoir of Suicide

Publisher: Broken Ankle Books

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title


Writer Antonella Gambotto-Burke was awoken at seven one Saturday morning by a telephone call. She could never have anticipated the subsequent devastation.

The Eclipse is a harrowing account of one woman's experience of love and loss. Gambotto-Burke's insights are startling; her ability to make sense of suicide, revolutionary. Does any man have the right to dispose of his own life?

This is, she writes, the ultimate debate of moral entitlement. She explains the premise of suicide and how it pivots on a fatal logical flaw. Arguing her case against our understanding of depression and bereavement, she poses a profound question: If death is a process and not a state, how does that change the experience of grief?

Gambotto-Burke's life has been saturated by death. The first boy who proposed to her shot himself in the head at the age of sixteen. The man she was to marry, the notorious American editor of British GQ, overdosed and died convulsing in an ambulance at 38. And then her brother, gone.

Grief is, she writes, something like coals to be walked on. The seminal work on surviving bereavement by suicide, The Eclipse is a tribute to love itself. "Because hope has its own biochemistry," Gambotto-Burke writes, "and it sustains."

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

out of print scarce Little Golden Books collectible children's books science fiction true crime Australiana Military books

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.

Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

PayPal Bank/Wire Transfer Direct Debit (Personally Authorized Payment)