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Grief is for People

A Memoir

Sloane Crosley


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Shortly after a number of sentimental jewellery items are stolen from her apartment, writer Sloane Crosley loses her best friend to suicide. As she attempts to make sense of these two very different but remarkable losses, Crosley explores what it is to grieve and to be without things and people one loves. Grief Is For People is a profoundly intimate window into a deeply personal loss, which nonetheless offers universal truths for all of us who have lost something or someone special.
Potent and propulsive, a lyrical meditation on loss and what comes after - TARA WESTOVERFor 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
Binding: Paperback
Publication date: 29 Feb 2024
Dimensions: 131 x 198 x 16 mm
ISBN: 9781805223023