New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2013. First edition. Hardcover. Slipcased Edition from Powell's Books Indiespensable Series, Volume 38. Includes the signed hardcover book (sans jacket as issued) bound in black and white cloth, housed in a black cloth slipcase with silver lettering. Includes the small 21 page booklet with card cover staple bound wrappers. A darkly hilarious, shocking and complusively readable mother-daughter story for a new generation. Domenica Ruta grew up in trash-filled house in a hardscrabble town where women were once burned as witches. Her mother, Kathi, was a notorious figure, a drug addict and sometime dealer with highbrow tastes whose life swung from welfare to riches. Yet despite the chaos she caused, Kathi managed to instill in her daughter the idea that art and literature could transcend this life.With or Without You is her daughter's unflinching chronicle of an unconventional coming of age, the necessary and painful act of breaking away, and overcoming her own addictions and demons in the process. the result is a shocking, unforgettable and ultimately redemptive story of loving and leaving. 207 pages. A very good copy of the book (flaw to spine where a small piece has been removed) with the small booklet, fine, in the black cloth slipcase which is fine. Item #15308
ISBN: 9780812993240

Price: $50.00

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