By Martha Tod Dudman
take note Go Ask Alice? Augusta, Gone is the memoir Alice's mom by no means wrote. A unmarried father or mother, Martha Tod Dudman is certain she is giving her youngsters the proper existence, sheltering them from the wild tumult of her personal formative years. but if Augusta turns fifteen, issues begin to ensue: first the cigarette, then the blue pipe and the little bag Augusta says is aspirin. simply chatting with her is like sticking your hand within the rubbish disposal. Martha does not understand if she's confronting adolescent habit, craziness, her personal disasters as a dad or mum -- or all 3.
Augusta, Gone is the tale of a woman who's doing every little thing to harm herself and a mom who may attempt whatever to avoid wasting her. it's a sorrowful story, yet now not a sad one. although the booklet charts a harrowing direction during the afflicted waters of formative years, desire -- that mom and daughter can be reunited and may discover ways to love each other back -- steers them towards a shore of forgiveness and redemption.
Written with darkly seductive grace, Augusta, Gone conjures the harmful thrill of being drawn into the center of a whirling vortex. This bold booklet might be well-known for its lyricism, applauded for its braveness, and remembered for its strength. It calls for to be learn from begin to end, in a single breathless sitting.
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