Books tagged: Addiction

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About Face

Edited by Douglas Gosse

About Face: Essays on Addictions, Recovery, Therapies, and Controversies seeks to broaden the conversation around addiction in Canada. Featuring essays by a diverse group of writers, About Face delves into the major categories of addiction: drugs, alcohol, sex, pornography, ... Read more

Clearly Now, the Rain

By Eli Hastings

 

“A drug, romance, and adventure-filled exploration … a story that is both thoroughly of its time and timeless in theme. ” — Seattle Times

From ill-advised quests for narcotics to dramatic summer road trips, this memoir of a relationship with a self-destructive woman ... Read more

Holden After and Before

By Tara McGuire

Holden After and Before is a moving meditation on grief in the same vein as Helen Macdonald's H is for Hawk: a stunning book that traces Tara McGuire's excavation and documentation of the life path of her son Holden, a graffiti artist who died of an accidental opioid overdose ... Read more

On Opium

By Carlyn Zwarenstein

A groundbreaking meditation on pain, painkillers, and dependence from a prescription opioid user.

 

Her writing has been described as "measured," "sensuous," and "compelling. " In 2016, Carlyn Zwarenstein’s short narrative on pain made the Globe and Mail’s Top 100 Books. ... Read more

Snow Bodies

By Elizabeth Hudson

From her own harrowing experience Hudson graphically renders the deadly underbelly of society and her descent into the abyss of drug addiction and prostitution. In direct prose, without fear, shame or explanation, and without imposing hindsight or societal values onto her narrative, ... Read more