You Can’t Catch Death
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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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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.
|Dimensions||16 × 130 × 199 mm|