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The suicide index: putting my father's death in order

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One winter morning in 1991, Joan Wickersham's father shot himself in the head.The father she loved would never have killed himself, and yet he had.His death made a mystery of his entire life. Who was he? Why did he do it? And what was the impact of his death on the people who loved him? Using an index—that most formal and orderly of structures—Wickersham explores this chaotic and incomprehensible reality. Every bit of family history, every encounter with friends, doctors, and other survivors, exposes another facet of elusive truth. Dark, funny, sad, and gripping, at once a philosophical and a deeply personal exploration, The Suicide Index is, finally, a daughter's anguished, loving elegy to her father.

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subject_facetAdult children -- Psychology
Children of suicide victims -- Psychology
Electronic books
Suicide
Suicide victims -- Family relationships
Wickersham, Joan
title_displayThe suicide index : putting my father's death in order
title_fullThe Suicide Index Putting My Father's Death in Order
The suicide index : putting my father's death in order / Joan Wickersham
The suicide index : putting my father's death in order [electronic resource] / Joan Wickersham
title_shortThe suicide index
title_subputting my father's death in order
topic_facetAdult children
Biography & Autobiography
Children of suicide victims
Electronic books
Family relationships
Nonfiction
Psychology
Suicide
Suicide victims
Wickersham, Joan