What I’d Rather Not Think About

What I’d Rather Not Think About

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 08/06/2023
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What I’d Rather Not Think About
A devastating yet important read about mental health
What I’d Rather Not Think About follows the lives of twins through short vignettes, wherein the brother suffers with his mental health and the sister will ... READ MORE
Olivia
What I’d Rather Not Think About
A delicate yet powerful story
Narrated as a series of vignettes of the protagonist's and her twin brother's life, What I'd Rather Not Think about moves through life, relationships and b... READ MORE
Giulia

Synopsis

What if one half of a pair of twins no longer wants to live? What if the other can't live without them?

This question lies at the heart of Jente Posthuma's deceptively simple What I'd Rather Not Think About. The narrator is a twin whose brother has recently taken his own life. She looks back on their childhood, and tells of their adult lives: how her brother tried to find happiness, but lost himself in various men and the Bhagwan movement, though never completely.

In brief, precise vignettes, full of gentle melancholy and surprising humour, Posthuma tells the story of a depressive brother, viewed from the perspective of the sister who both loves and resents her twin, struggles to understand him, and misses him terribly.

  • Publisher: Scribe Publications
  • ISBN: 9781914484711
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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