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    PDF/EPUB Imagine Me Gone 45 starsAs someone who has dealt with mental illness in his family I found Imagine Me Gone so honest and redemptive Adam Haslett confronts the tough uestions that come with loving someone in pain how much do you try to save someone before you have to let them save themselves? How do you act with compassion when it feels like everyone needs than you had to begin with? Where do you draw the line between wanting

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    PDF/EPUB Imagine Me Gone Adam Haslett Å 2 Download Read Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Adam Haslett Update 42016 I wrote this review yesterday I'm still thinking about this family and the challenges they lived with After talking to a friend abo

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    Read Imagine Me Gone Read Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Adam Haslett Adam Haslett Å 2 Download 5ish stars What a uietly devastating book It's written so naturally just following the lives of its characters over decades without seeming like it's trying to make a statement or push an agenda Haslett does not shy away from asking some tough uestions and doesn't give easy answers He brilliantly explores the themes of the novel

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    PDF/EPUB Imagine Me Gone Imagi e Me G ne by Adam Haslett is a 2016 Little Brown and Company publication Once I have chosen a book that is pretty far outside of my normal reading range continuing on my uest to expand my reading habits a littleI had NO idea what to expect really but this novel is truly remarkable in its unflinching portrait of a family coping

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    Read Imagine Me Gone PDF/EPUB Imagine Me Gone Adam Haslett Å 2 Download The Hook Many fine reviews from my GR friends I saw this book everywhere When it was on sale in e book format I jumped at the opportunity to join the fans The Line Interestingly I did not highlight one word in this bookThe Sinker – More was promised than delivered This is a difficult statement for me to make about a book that h

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    PDF/EPUB Imagine Me Gone Adam Haslett Å 2 Download Read Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Adam Haslett NO SPOILERSFull disclosure book abandoned at page 57 out of 357 pagesThis book starts with a contemplative tone but is uickly plagued by pages of dragging exposition Haslett structured his narrative from different viewpoints with each chapter narrated by a different character from a single family The focus in the early pages is mostly on t

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    PDF/EPUB Imagine Me Gone 5★This should be a terribly depressing book but it seems to be written with such affection for the characters who all loved each other that I cared about them and the places they went Lots of walks seeing scenery that included mushrooms “those extraordinary zigzags of brown crescents wending their way up the bark of the older trees like staircases for the Lilliputians” We’re introduced to two generations of a family dea

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    PDF/EPUB Imagine Me Gone I've put off writing this review for far too long because I just don't know what to say It did draw me in at the beginning

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Read Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Adam Haslett Adam Haslett Å 2 Download Imagine Me Gone Review Ä PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free To marry him Imagine Me Gone is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith At the heart of it is their eldest son Michael a brilliant anxious music fanatic who makes sense of the world through paro. 5ish stars What a uietly devastating book It s written so naturally just following the lives of its characters over decades without seeming like it s trying to make a statement or push an agenda Haslett does not shy away from asking some tough uestions and doesn t give easy answers He brilliantly explores the themes of the novel for which mental illness is of a catalyst than a direct focus Each of the characters in the five member family who the novel revolves around is as human as any fictionalized character I can think of In a lot of ways Haslett s character work reminds me of Anne Tyler s which is as big a compliment as I can think of Like Tyler Haslett s compassion for his characters shines through though he makes no attempt to glamorize or justify any of them Each of the characters lives their own lives has their own ups and downs and while none of them is defined by mental illness it is continuously affecting each of them in various ways Though we re never even told their last name I recognize each of them if not necessarily in myself then in other people I know and associate with And not because I am aware of anyone dealing with the same challenges as this family but because they re humans just trying to make it through whatever challenges life throws their way I had to amend my list of top 5 books from 2016 to accommodate this and just sayin if I were on the Pulitzer jury I d have had no hesitation awarding it to this book Posted in Mr Philip s Library

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Read Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Adam Haslett Adam Haslett Å 2 Download Imagine Me Gone Review Ä PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Dy Over the span of decades his younger siblings the savvy and responsible Celia and the ambitious and tightly controlled Alec struggle along with their mother to care for Michael's increasingly troubled and precarious existen. 5 This should be a terribly depressing book but it seems to be written with such affection for the characters who all loved each other that I cared about them and the places they went Lots of walks seeing scenery that included mushrooms those extraordinary zigzags of brown crescents wending their way up the bark of the older trees like staircases for the Lilliputians We re introduced to two generations of a family dealing with anxiety and depression the monster as the father calls it the monster has its funnel driven into the back of your head and is sucking the light coming through your eyes straight out of you into the mouth of oblivion This is a close knit family but not so closely knit that everything always holds together Bits unravel here and there as individuals try to break free of the demands of caring for the people they love but who wear them out They each have their own ways of antagonising the others but also of caring deeply and looking after the othersEach chapter is told by one member John and Margaret the parents of Michael Celia and Alec Margaret is a young American working in England and dating the very British John They plan to marry but then John s clock began to run slowly He winds down and refrains from his usual animated discussions about current affairs While she s away visiting her parents in the States John ends up in hospital apparently not for the first time John s father simply tells her We were rather hoping all this business was done with His mother finds it most unpleasant There is a point later in the book where John has come home from work and she knows he s worried He needs to be asked He won t talk about it of his own accord He imagines that if he can contain it inside himself its resolution will be contained as well That everything will work out his upbringing distilled into a superstition And that says it all about his background Don t talk about it and maybe it will go awayBut it doesn t It comes and goes Margaret s exhausted with three kids and also because John s exhausted since that s what depression does Michael is particularly trying He s an articulate difficult young teen probably on the spectrum we might say today who talks about and collects music Insightful and bright beyond his years he is also extremely needy Actually they are all needy but Michael s seems to be a in your face I NEED YOU NOW OR ELSE kind of needy When they take a cruise ship back to England Michael writes a detailed diary of the voyage where all the passengers were greased up chained in irons and sold as slaves at ports along the way This fantasy introduces both his imagination and his obsessive theory that there is a universal black memory of the slave trade that haunts and affects today s black society and music A permanent genetic haunting that nobody s acknowledging except himHe also becomes obsessed with black people and certain kinds of music and I admit I became as exasperated with all these esoteric to me musical references as almost everyone in his life is As an adult he makes mix tapes is a DJ writes music reviews but smothers the people he loves and fixates on He catalogues his various medications but when he s down he relies on his family and exes to talk him through it for hours Each member of the family is a strong character and I was taken with the fact that all the voices are uite different I don t recall ever trying to remember whose story I was reading We might think we know what WE would do in their circumstances but when we see Celia for example as an adult in San Francisco talking on the phone to one of the others we watching her slip back into family mode as most of us do Perfectly doneAnd as John says about his daughter I m momentarily astonished at her existence this child of mine How narrowly we all avoid never having been as though if I am not careful between here and the parking lot I might go astray and she will be canceled stolen back by not being like a thief grabbing her through an open window John used to play Imagine Me Gone with his kids get them out in a boat stop the engine and pretend to nap telling them they had to figure out how to get them all home Suddenly he is imagining What ifMichael is the most annoying character but he is also so smart and sardonic and funny in his way and the others have such strong stories of their own that it s a very satisfying bookI really loved it Many thanks to NetGalley and Little Brown and Company for a copy to review All uotations are from the review copy and subject to change

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Read Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Adam Haslett Adam Haslett Å 2 Download Imagine Me Gone Review Ä PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free When Margaret's fiancé John is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London she faces a choice carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition or back away from the suffering it may bring her She decides. Anyone one who has any type of mental illness or who has a family member or friend who has struggled with one knows how pervasive it is All consuming bigger than life itself so it is not surprising that this book is very difficult to read disturbing and heartbreaking Yet the author does a wonderful job explaining not only the inner life of the sufferer but giving voice to all family members He treats his characters with insight respect and compassion Michaels story is the most impactful in this novel his story like the illness itself is large larger than the other family members who tell their stories This family though has suffered plenty already and it is amazing how they all care for each other try to take care of each other Protect their mother and try continuously to help their brother We get a pretty clear picture of Michael s illness his obsessiveness through his musings his outlandish stories but the author also tries to show Michael as a person separate from his illness his interest in music and his record collection black history and reparations Although everything he does is carried to the extreme anxiety ridden This is not a book for everyone It is plenty sad but it does show family unity family and friends caring for each other tying their best to get on with their own lives while still being there for the person brother son who needs them the mostARC from publisher

  • Hardcover
  • 356
  • Imagine Me Gone
  • Adam Haslett
  • English
  • 05 July 2019
  • 9780316261357