Donald Antrim?s mother Louanne was a difficult woman: an operatically suicidal, chainsmoking, delusional alcoholic who even when sober believed that her cat Merlin was a descendant of the Arthurian necromancer. Seeing his own life bound up in her relentless deterioration, Donald Antrim embarks on this strange, marvellous memoir in an attempt to make sense of his mother and her legacy. A series of tragic-comic adventures in psychological dysfunction, Antrim?s personal journey takes him wandering across the Southern states of ...

The Afterlife 2007, Little, Brown & Company, New York

ISBN-13: 9780316729796

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The Afterlife 2006, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374299613

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