Advance praise for Cliffs of Despair
“Tom Hunt’s oddly specific focus on a single landscape of self-annihilation achieves a surprising universality: this is an elegy for everyone who has ever committed suicide, a book at once poignant, compassionate, kind, and mysterious, written with a winning combination of deep feeling and elegant restraint.”
–Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
“A superb piece of the purest reportage, which is in consequence both captivating and fascinating–and which deals with its terrible subject in a manner that is careful, thoughtful, and kindly.”
–Simon Winchester, author of A Crack in the Edge of the World
“In this quirky, fascinating, strangely hypnotic book, Hunt explores the intersection of geography and psychology. Part travelogue, part memoir, part meditation, Cliffs of Despair is an original and provocative addition to the vast literature of suicide.”
–George Howe Colt, author of The Enigma of Suicide and The Big House
From the Hardcover edition.