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The Edge of Every Day

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The Edge of Every Day by Marin Sardy
May 21, 2019 | 304 Pages
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    May 21, 2019 | 304 Pages

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    May 21, 2019 | 272 Pages

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“A revelation. . . . Deeply moving. . . . The legacy of Sardy’s writing is that you take that desperate hope and desire out into the world with you, beyond the page. This book changed how I thought about schizophrenia in a way first-person accounts couldn’t do.” —E.B. Bartels, Electric Literature

“A powerful examination of intergenerational mental illness, an incisive criticism of the treatment of mentally ill in society and in the healthcare system, and a poignant ode to love and family.” —Cristina Arreola, Bustle
“Sardy traces the path of the schizophrenia that runs through three generations in her family. It’s an essential addition to the sub-genre of mental health memoirs.” —Elizabeth Entenman, HelloGiggles

“A shape-shifting debut memoir about a family’s coming to terms with schizophrenia . . . Essayist and critic Sardy delivers an extraordinarily ambitious and accomplished narrative about significant challenges. She chronicles the immense difficulties in trying to maintain a semblance of sanity while both her mother and brother suffer through schizophrenia that they refuse to acknowledge, with the rest of the family in various states of denial as well . . . Illuminat[es] mental illness from the inside out . . . Both powerful and disturbing . . . [An] impressive debut.” Kirkus Reviews (starred) 

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