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Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton
Searching for Mercy Street My Journey Back to My Mother Anne Sexton
Author: Linda Gray Sexton
ISBN-13: 9780316782074
ISBN-10: 0316782076
Publication Date: 10/1994
Pages: 307
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Publisher: Little Brown Co (T)
Book Type: Hardcover
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"Mother, are you listening? This is what I have seen and heard and learned. I am the forty-year old Linda and I am ready to speak back." It has taken twenty years for Linda Gray Sexton to address these words to her mother, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Anne Sexton, who committed suicide on October 4, 1974. Anne Sexton's chronic mental illness was the anguished center of her family's life.
Searching for Mercy Street is a story with which every mother and daughter will identify, because Linda Gray Sexton writes with profound honesty about this most formative of all relationships: our first. This daughter's memoir provides uniquely personal insights that no biographer or critic has - or could - have offered into the life of Anne Sexton.