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Trick Is to Keep Breathing, The

Galloway, Janice

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ISBN 10: 1564780465 / ISBN 13: 9781564780461
Published by Dalkey Archive Press, Normal, IL, 1994
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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236 pages, SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Very clean and tight copy. Record # 455761. Bookseller Inventory # 455761

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Title: Trick Is to Keep Breathing, The

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press, Normal, IL

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Synopsis:

Janice Galloway's inventive first novel is about the breakdown of a 27-year-old drama teacher named Joy Stone. The problems of everyday living accumulate and begin to torture Joy, who blames her problems not on her work or on the accidental drowning of her illicit lover, but on herself. While painful and deeply serious, this is a novel of great warmth and energy: it's the wit and irony found in moments of despair that prove to be Joy's salvation. First published by Polygon in 1989 and Dalkey Archive Press in 1994, now available again.

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Drama teacher Joy Stone is losing her grip. In a captivating story of the onset and evolution of depression, her problems accumulate, denial activates, and food becomes a major player. Through the wit and irony that is gaining international applause, Galloway crafts the chicken-or-egg dilemma of life in our times and being depressed. Yet even through her growing obsessions and the metamorphoses of family and friends into suspicious characters, Galloway's main character and the reader find that the trick in living rests with the simplest things.

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