I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Joanne Greenberg

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 5th May '22


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The ground-breaking cult classic about a young woman’s battle with schizophreniaWith a Foreword by Esme Weijun Wang and an Afterword by the author’She fought them with her head and her teeth while the restraints were being tied, trying, doglike, to bite herself’Sixteen-year-old Deborah’s identity is shattering, as she retreats further and further from the ‘normal’ world into her imaginary kingdom of Yr, a fantastical inner refuge both lush and horrifying. Sent to a psychiatric hospital, she must, with the help of a gifted psychiatrist, try to find a way back. Joanne Greenberg’s fictionalized autobiography became a global bestseller on publication in 1964, and remains a wrenching account of mental illness.’A rare and wonderful insight into the dark kingdom of the mind’ Chicago Tribune’Marvellous … a courage that is sometimes breathtaking’ The New York Times Book Review

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Weight 0.224 kg
Dimensions 17 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 304