New York: Other Press, 2008. Chip Kidd (jacket design). First Edition. Hardcover. Used - Very Good. Deckle edges. Text box clean, unmarked, bright. Slight foxing to endpapers. Binding tight and square. Gray paper boards with silver lettering to spine. Some wear to head and tail of spine. 15 x 22 cm. 234 pp / Very Good. Light edgewear. A little discolored. Item #5977
A TIME BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
Hurry Down Sunshine is an extraordinary family story and a memoir of exceptional power. In it, Michael Greenberg recounts in vivid detail the remarkable summer when, at the age of fifteen, his daughter was struck mad. It begins with Sally's sudden visionary crack-up on the streets of Greenwich Village, and continues, among other places, in the out-of-time world of a Manhattan psychiatric ward during the city's most sweltering months. It is a tale of a family broken open, then painstakingly, movingly stitched together again.
Among Greenberg's unforgettable cast of characters are an unconventional psychiatrist, an Orthodox Jewish patient, a manic Classics professor, a movie producer, and a landlord with literary aspirations. Unsentimental, nuanced, and deeply humane, Hurry Down Sunshine is essential reading in the literature of affliction alongside classics such as Girl, Interrupted and An Unquiet Mind.