Descent: A Memoir of Madness (Kindle Single)

Descent: A Memoir of Madness (Kindle Single)

David Guterson


From the best-selling writer of Snow Falling on Cedars: a poignant, looking out memoir approximately one man's fall into melancholy within the wake of a countrywide tragedy, and his courageous fight to come to normalcy.
     Like lots of the state and the realm, David Guterson awakened on Tuesday, September eleventh, 2001, now not considering heritage used to be approximately to alter. He was once in Washington, D.C., with a gaggle of fellow writers, comparing furnish functions for the nationwide Endowment of the humanities. yet prior to their paintings day had even began, the Pentagon was once bombed; the dual Towers have been down in manhattan urban; and havoc was once wreaked irrevocably on our collective experience of happiness, safety, and nationwide delight. Scrambling to get out of the town and again domestic any method he may, David, besides fellow writers, rented a motor vehicle and drove 2,600 miles around the kingdom to Seattle.  however the assaults brought on whatever within him, a pervasive feeling of hopelessness, worry, despair--a scientific melancholy that that may no longer leave. He misplaced curiosity in his paintings, relatives, friends--his existence. encouraged by means of William Styron's masterful Darkness Visible, Guterson's Descent is the searing account of 1 man's envelopment through the darkest of human feelings, and his tunneling out. robust, excessive, and deeply felt, it truly is instantaneously own and universally illuminating--a confession from an excellent literary brain who takes us on a trip of what it sounds like, and capacity, to lose one's seize at the world--and to discover it once again, whether by way of fumbling at the hours of darkness.

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