Imprint:Random House Canada
Audience:General / adult
Dimensions:9.3in x 6.3 x 0.9 in | 0.95 lb
Page Count:256 pages
PERFECT FOR BOOK CLUBS: Invites intense discussion on mother-daughter relations, sexual politics, boundaries, interpersonal misreadings and more. FOR FANS OF CHANEL MILLER, LISA TADDEO AND CAMILLA GIBB: This book has a voice that won’t let go: vivid, luminous and compulsively readable. AWARD-WINNING, HIGH-PROFILE AUTHOR: Leah McLaren honed her writing skills as a personal columnist at The Globe & Mail and has made many waves with her fearlessly confessional writing. SIMULTANEOUS WORLD ENGLISH PUBLICATION: We have enthusiastic partners in HarperCollins US and John Murray (Hachette UK). FEMINIST THEMES: Contrasting coming-of-age and sexual politics from one generation to the next.
“Intelligent and affecting…magnificent…. A kaleidoscopic portrayal of family ties at their most complex and beautiful.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A work of probing insight and undaunted compassion; one that’s fearlessly engrossing, frequently funny and sometimes plain hair-raising.” —The Guardian
“Readers will be fascinated by this richly detailed yet never sensationalized account that serves to illustrate the many ways trauma can cast a shadow over a family for generations. McLaren has a difficult story to share, and she does it with kindness and clear-eyed forgiveness.” —Booklist
“Exquisitely painful, funny, recognizable and so full of love; hot of heart and cool of mind. A wonderful achievement.” —Ann-Marie MacDonald, author of Fayne
Advance Praise for Where You End and I Begin:
“Mordant, clear-eyed, loving, devastating. Richly evocative, propulsive, and so well written—her prose sparkles like sunshine over deep water.” —Aida Edemariam, author of The Wife’s Tale
“If Edward St. Aubyn were to write an episode of Euphoria, it might come close to Leah McLaren’s astonishing memoir. Ecstatically wild and weirdly fun, this book has me praying that it is the first installment of a series—and that I’ll be seeing more of this latchkey kid and her mother, both of whom are brilliantly flawed, and make cardboard cutouts out of the rest of us. McLaren has written a poignant and brave modern gothic. I am blown away, madly in love.” —Lauren Mechling, author of How Could She
“Where You End and I Begin is a burningly true and gorgeously written memoir of a complex mother and daughter relationship. At its heart, this is a freshly told story by a great writer about an under-parented generation, where children were free to realize themselves, but also perhaps to become lost in the process. You’re in good hands with Leah as she guides you through the pain and joy of her unfettered childhood.” —Cathrin Bradbury, author of The Bright Side
“Raw and beautiful—I was riveted all the way through.” —Annie MacManus, author of Mother Mother
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