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"You're killing me, Duffy," the mom always said. In his memoir, Murdering the Mom, award-winning novelist Duff Brenna elevates the obscene to the sublime. He takes all the materials of hardship and abuse during an unhappy childhood and sculpts it into art, into something transcendent. This is a heart-rending memoir that exceeds the expectations one normally has of a memoir ...more
Paperback, First edition, 215 pages
Published June 2012 by Wordcraft of Oregon (first published March 15th 2012)
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Duff Brenna's childhood and coming of age are as harrowing as Maxim Gorki's, but where Gorki's vision calls for a Soviet revolution to free underclasses from the cycle of brutality, Brenna's celebrates our common humanity, complexity, and resilience, the revolution within. His accounts of being brutalized and loved by his stepfather are both horrific and comic. This is a memoir remarkable for its ironic acceptance of outrages....For a thorough interview with Brenna, see http://www.pifmagazine.co ...more
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DUFF BRENNA is the author of nine books, including The Book of Mamie, which won the AWP Award for Best Novel; The Holy Book of the Beard, named “an underground classic” by The New York Times; Too Cool, a New York Times Noteworthy Book; The Altar of the Body, given the Editors Prize Favorite Book of the Year Award, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and also received a San Diego Writers Association Award ...more
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