Inferno

Cho, Catherine

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My psychosis, for all its destruction and wrath, was a love story. When Catherine left London for the US with her husband James, to introduce her family to their newborn son Cato, she could not have envisaged how that trip would end. Catherine would find herself in an involuntary psych ward in New Jersey, separated from her husband and child, unable to understand who she was, and how she had got there. It’s difficult to know where the story of psychosis begins. Was it the moment I met my son? Or was it decided in the before, something rooted deeper in my fate, generations ago? In an attempt to hold on to her sense of self, Catherine had to reconstruct her life, from her early childhood, to a harrowing previous relationship, and her eventual marriage to James. The result is a powerful exploration of psychosis and motherhood, at once intensely personal, yet holding within it a universal experience.

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‘A beautifully written account of postpartum psychosis, and the ties, blessings and burdens of family’ NIGELLA LAWSONSHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARDLONGLISTED FOR THE JHALAK PRIZE*Observer Book of the Week**A Guardian Memoir of the Year 2020**Harper’s Bazaar 10 Women Who Will Shape What You Watch, See and Read in 2020* ‘Striking and original’ Cathy Rentzenbrink, The Times‘Completely devastating. Completely heartbreaking’ Daisy JohnsonCatherine Cho’s son was three months old when she and her husband left home to introduce him to their families. Catherine herself could never have envisaged how the trip would end for her – surfacing in an involuntary psychiatric ward, separated from her husband and child, unable to understand who she was, or remember how she got there. In her two weeks on the ward, Catherine turned to her notebook to reconstruct who she was, piece by piece, from the fragments of her life as they drifted back to her. The result is this powerful exploration of psychosis and motherhood, at once intensely personal, yet holding within it a universal experience – of how we love, live and understand ourselves in relation to each other. ‘A haunting, eloquent evocation of becoming a stranger to yourself’ Observer

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Weight0.194 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 2 cm
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