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Woman on the Edge of Time : A Son Investigates His Trailblazing Mother's Young Suicide: Library Edition

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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.
Edition: Unabridged
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Format: AudioCD
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Author: Jeremy Gavron
Language: English
Street Date: September 20, 2016
TCIN: 51561744
UPC: 9781504796132
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-9972
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