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Woman on the Edge of Time : A Son's Search for a Mother Who Wanted More (Reprint) (Paperback) (Jeremy

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A forensic reconstruction of novelist and journalist Jeremy Gavron’s mother’s state of mind, and a portrait of her complex, charismatic short life and of the events that precipitated her suicide when he was only four years old

In 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 ’60s, 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: Reprint
Number of Pages: 258
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Workman Pub Co
Author: Jeremy Gavron
Language: English
Street Date: October 3, 2017
TCIN: 52156548
UPC: 9781615193974
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-4191
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