Grief is for People

Grief is for People: A Memoir

Paperback Published on: 29/02/2024
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'I am a Crosley fan and, to my mind, this is her best book: subtle, brutal and, amazingly, funny, with twists that made me catch my breath' SUNDAY TIMES

'A stunning investigation into the nature of loss' VOGUE

'Potent and propulsive, a lyrical meditation on loss and what comes after' TARA WESTOVER

For most of her adult life, Sloane and Russell worked together and played together as they navigated the corridors of office life, the literary world, and the dramatic cultural shifts in New York City. One day, while Russell is still alive, Sloane's apartment is broken into. Along with her most prized possessions, the thief makes off with her sense of security, leaving a mystery in its place.

When Russell dies exactly one month later, his suicide propels her on a wild quest to right the unrightable, to explore what constitutes family and possession as the city itself faces the staggering toll brought on by the pandemic.

Crosley's search for truth is frank, darkly funny, and gilded with a resounding empathy. Upending the 'grief memoir' in this deeply moving and surprisingly suspenseful portrait of friendship, Grief Is for People is a category-defying story of the struggle to hold on to the past without being consumed by it. A modern elegy, it is a book about loss packed with verve for life, rising precisely to console and challenge our notions of mourning during these grief-stricken times.

  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781805223023
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 180g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm

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Grief is for People
Charming and Poignant Memoir
A tender, thoughtful memoir about loss. Crosley's apartment gets broken into one day and it hits her harder than she ever imagined it would. A few weeks af... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley
Grief is for People
Tangling With Grief
Author Sloane Crosley had her apartment broken into and lost jewelry, most of it relatively inexpensive, some of it tied to strong family sentiment. She to... READ MORE
Michael Burke