Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Nola: A Memoir of Faith, Art, and Madness

Nola: A Memoir of Faith, Art, and Madness (Paperback)

£23.50
To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

The evidence at hand: an autobiography - complete with their mother's edits - written by his brilliant and disturbingly religious sister; a story featuring actual childhood events, but published as fiction; perjured court documents hidden in a drawer for decades. These are the clues Robin Hemley gathers when he sets out to reconstruct the life of his sister Nola, who died at the age of twenty-five after several years of treatment for schizophrenia. But Hemley, hampered by a "larcenous heart" that covets his sister's story for himself, discovers that finding the truth in any life - even one's own - is a fragmented and complex task. Nola: A Memoir of Faith, Art and Madness is much more than a remembrance of a young woman who was consumed her entire life by a passion for God. It is also a look at what people choose to reveal and conceal, and an examination of the enormous toll mental illness takes on a family. Finally, it is a revelation of the alchemy that creates a writer: confidence in the unknowable, distrust of the proven, tortuous devotion to the fine print in life, and the sacrifice to writing itself as it plays the roles of confessor, scourge, and creator.

BiographyBiography: generalAutobiography: generalBiographyMemoirsGLBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenMedical & VeterinaryBrances of medicinePsychiatryMedical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesHealth systems & servicesMental health servicesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: University of Iowa Press Publication Date: 01/04/2013 ISBN-13: 9781609381790  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

More books by Robin Hemley

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Second Class Available free for ALL orders. No charge for each additional book. 3-7 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

The I'mpossible Project: Changing...
(Paperback)
Joshua Rivedal
 
 
£11.95
 

Currently out of stock

Families Bereaved by Alcohol or ...
(Hardback)
Christine Valentine
 
 
£105.00
 
The Myth of Perfection in Childbirth
(Paperback)
Diana Koster
 
 
£24.95
 
Police Suicide: Risk Factors and...
(Paperback)
Richard Armitage
 
 
£29.99
 
Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Pre-Orders
21/08/2017

We all know a good book is worth the wait. But the waiting is also really hard when you’re dying to read that hotly anticipated thriller or the latest volume of a great series. Here at Foyles we’ve got you covered.

ZED Books: The role of the independent publisher in a content-obsessed world
18/08/2017

Indie publisher ZED Books have a radical approach to their books and their company structure. Here, they talk to us about the role independent publishers can play in a world of ever expanding (and less than reliable) information sources.

Blog - J R Wallis on Monsters as Metaphors
16/08/2017

J R Wallis questions the conventional view of monsters as metaphors for the worries we have about the state of the world around us.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd