You Can’t Catch Death

Ianthe Brautigan

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd

Published: 07-07-2001

£9.99

Ianthe Brautigan was nine years old when her father, the Californian Beat writer Richard Brautigan, first told her he wanted to commit suicide.


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Description

Ianthe Brautigan was nine years old when her father, the Californian Beat writer Richard Brautigan, first told her he wanted to commit suicide. She was twenty-four, when he finally took his own life with a shotgun in the Montana countryside. This memoir is Ianthe’s attempt to make sense of her famous father’s suicide. What emerges in the book is a moving account of a complex, witty, caring man. A hero of the ’50s and’60s counter-culture who had to endure watching fame and critical praise fade away as he drifted into relative obscurity. Written with a clarity of recall, an understanding wit and with real control and pace, You Can’t Catch Death is a fascinating insight into the legendary man, and the daughter left behind.

Additional information

Weight 0.188 kg
Dimensions 16 × 130 × 199 mm
Page Count 224