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Nicotine: A Love Story Up in Smoke
  

Nicotine: A Love Story Up in Smoke (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hens, Gregor
Introduction by Self, Will
Translated by Calleja, Jen

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  • Pub Date
    18 Aug 20

By turns philosophical and darkly comic, an ex-smoker's meditation on the nature and consequences of his nearly lifelong addiction Written with the passion of an obsessive, Nicotine addresses a lifelong addiction, from the thrill of the first drag to the perennial last last cigar...ette. Reflecting on his experiences as a smoker from a young age, Gregor Hens investigates the irreversible effects of nicotine on thought and patterns of behavior. He extends the conversation with other smokers to meditations on Mark Twain and Italo Svevo, the nature of habit, and the validity of hypnosis. With comic insight and meticulous precision, Hens deconstructs every facet of dependency, offering a brilliant analysis of the psychopathology of addiction. This is a book about the physical, emotional, and psychological power of nicotine as not only an addictive drug, but also a gateway to memory, a long trail of streetlights in the rearview mirror of a smoker's life. Cigarettes are sometimes a solace, sometimes a weakness, but always a witness and companion. This is a meditation, an ode, and a eulogy, one that will be passed hand-to-hand between close friends.
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ISBN 9781635420524
Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
Publisher Other Press (NY)
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Availability
Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 18 Aug 2020

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ISBN-13 9781635420524
Stock Release date is 18 August 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 18 Aug 2020
Publisher Other Press (NY)
Imprint Other Press (NY)
Released 18 Aug 2020
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hens, Gregor
Introduction by Self, Will
Translated by Calleja, Jen
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 133mm
Height: 203mm
Dewey Code B
Weight 368g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade

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