A Woman on the Edge of Time

A Son Investigates His Trailblazing Mother's Young Suicide
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Audio (7.45 hours)
Product Number: Z100119316
Released: Sep 20, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504796187
Narrator/s: Mr. Gerard Doyle
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A son's search for his mother, a feminist pioneer-and a casualty of her timeIn London, 1965, a brilliant young woman-a prescient advocate for women's rights-has just gassed herself to death, leaving behind a suicide note, two young sons, and a soon-to-be-published book: The Captive Wife. No one had ever imagined that Hannah Gavron might take her own life. Beautiful, sophisticated, and swept up in the progressive sixties, she was a promising academic and the wife of a rising entrepreneur. But there was another side to Hannah, as Jeremy Gavron reveals in this searching portrait of his mother.Gavron-who was just four when his mother killed herself-attempts to piece her life together from letters, diaries, photos, and the memories of old acquaintances. Ultimately, he not only uncovers Hannah's struggle to carve out her place in a man's world; he examines the suffocating constrictions placed on every ambitious woman in the mid-twentieth century.

Author(s): Jeremy Gavron
Original Publish Date: Sep 20, 2016

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Author(s): Jeremy Gavron
Product Number EB00686471
Released: Oct 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: #9781615193394

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