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The Alcoholic's Daughter
Guernica Editions, Spring 2017
248 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771831598
ISBN10: 1771831596
$20.00 Canada, $20.00 US

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For Annie and Evan it was love at first sight. To the outside world, Annie was vivacious and charming, a successful broadcaster and writer. But once they start living together, Evan discovers Annie works desperately to hide her all-consuming fears, obsessions and neuroses. And her alcoholism. Evan believes love is forever and will conquer all. But soon Annie's closeted physical and verbal abuse, control and emotional disorders turns his life upside down. Sex, drugs and booze offer little succour but the true nightmare begins when Evan decides he's had enough and finds himself behind bars. He soon discovers the legal system delivers little justice, has its own penchant for abuse and men have few rights.
After so many trials and so many errors -- serial monogamists, serial screw-ups, they were the real deal. So much to talk about, so many people in common. It was the love of a lifetime, they told each other, curled in bed, waltzing around the kitchen to music only they heard, driving down the highway to wherever. They were forever.

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