Book launch with musical guests Lunatraktors
“Not just painfully honest, but viscerally, brutally honest – a struggle for survival, and ultimately self-acceptance.” John Parish, Let England Shake and How Animals Move
For years, Marianne Dissard orchestrated her public life as a performer around her private disordered world until, no longer able to abide the quicksands of her affliction, she flees her orgiastic wasteland in Tucson, Arizona. A courageous book of unflinching compassion, this impish and poetic exploration of trauma will speak to anyone who has ever needed to find the discipline necessary to maintain physical and psychological well-being.
“Marianne Dissard is that rare sort of talent: a literary chanteuse who renders the whole world with keen observations, wit, and pathos.” Mitch Cullin, A Slight Trick of the Mind and Tideland