Wed, Jun 26 | Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse

Marin Sardy, The Edge of Every Day: Sketches of Schizophrenia

Marin Sardy, former arts editor at the Santa Fean magazine, has written an extraordinary memoir unflinchingly tracing the path of the schizophrenia that runs in her family.
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Marin Sardy, The Edge of Every Day: Sketches of Schizophrenia

Date, Time & Location

Jun 26, 2019, 6:00 PM
Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM, USA

About the Event

Against the starkly beautiful backdrop of Anchorage, Alaska, where she grew up, she weaves a fearless account of the shapeless thief--the schizophrenia--that kept her mother immersed in a world of private delusion and later manifested in her brother, ultimately claiming his life. Composed of exquisite, self-contained chapters that, cumulatively, take us through three generations of this adventurous, artistic, and often haunted family, The Edge of Every Day is an inquiry into our assumptions about how the mind can and should work--and a referendum on the treatment of the mentally ill in our society.