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              The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays
               

              The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wang, Esme Weijun

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              Powerful, affecting essays on mental illness, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and a Whiting Award

              ISBN 9781555978273
              Released NZ 5 Feb 2019
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Collected Schizophrenias
                

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              By Wang, Esme Weijun

              'Dazzling ... in her kaleidoscopic essays, memoir has been shattered into sliding and overlapping pieces ... mind-expanding' The New York Times Book Review Esme Weijun Wang was officially diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder in 2013, although the hallucinations and psychotic e...pisodes had started years before that. In the midst of a high functioning life at Yale, Stanford and the literary world, she would find herself floored by an overwhelming terror that 'spread like blood', or convinced that she was dead, or that her friends were robots, or spiders were eating holes in her brain. What happens when your whole conception of yourself is turned upside down? When you're aware of what is occurring to you, but unable to do anything about it? Written with immediacy and unflinching honesty, this visceral and moving book is Wang's story, as she steps both inside and outside of her condition to bring it to light. Following her own diagnosis and the many manifestations of schizophrenia in her life, she ranges over everything from how we label mental illness to her own use of fashion and make-up to present herself as high-functioning, from the failures of the higher education system to how factors such as PTSD and Lyme disease compounded her experiences. Wang's analytical, intelligent eye, honed as a former lab researcher at Stanford, allows her to balance research with haunting personal narrative. The Collected Schizophrenias cuts right to the core and provides unique insight into a condition long misdiagnosed and much misunderstood.
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              ISBN 9780141991542
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              Released NZ 27 Jun 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Border of Paradise
                

              The Border of Paradise (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Wang, Esme Weijun; Read by Naramore, Mikael; Zeller, Emily Woo; Halstead, Graham; Carr, Bailey

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              A remarkable multigenerational novel, The Border of Paradise transports readers into the world of an iconoclastic midcentury family. In booming postwar Brooklyn, the Nowak Piano Company is an American success story. There is just one problem: the Nowak's only son, David. A handso...me kid and shy like his mother, David struggles with neuroses. If not for his only friend, Marianne, David's life would be intolerable. When David inherits the piano company at just 18 and Marianne breaks things off, David sells the company and travels around the world. In Taiwan, his life changes when he meets the daughter of a local madame -- beautiful, sharp-tongued Daisy. Returning to the United States, the couple (and newborn son) buy an isolated country house in Northern California's Polk Valley. As David's mental health deteriorates, he has a brief affair with Marianne, producing a daughter. When Marianne appears at their doorstep, the couple's fateful decision to take the child as their own determines a tragic course of events for the entire family. Told from multiple perspectives, The Border of Paradise culminates in heartrending fashion, as the young heirs to the Nowak fortune must confront their past and the tragic reality of their future.
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              ISBN 9781978640894
              Released NZ 30 Jul 2019
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
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              The Border of Paradise
                

              The Border of Paradise (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Wang, Esme Weijun; Read by Naramore, Mikael; Zeller, Emily Woo; Halstead, Graham; Carr, Bailey

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              A remarkable multigenerational novel, The Border of Paradise transports readers into the world of an iconoclastic midcentury family. In booming postwar Brooklyn, the Nowak Piano Company is an American success story. There is just one problem: the Nowak's only son, David. A handso...me kid and shy like his mother, David struggles with neuroses. If not for his only friend, Marianne, David's life would be intolerable. When David inherits the piano company at just 18 and Marianne breaks things off, David sells the company and travels around the world. In Taiwan, his life changes when he meets the daughter of a local madame -- beautiful, sharp-tongued Daisy. Returning to the United States, the couple (and newborn son) buy an isolated country house in Northern California's Polk Valley. As David's mental health deteriorates, he has a brief affair with Marianne, producing a daughter. When Marianne appears at their doorstep, the couple's fateful decision to take the child as their own determines a tragic course of events for the entire family. Told from multiple perspectives, The Border of Paradise culminates in heartrending fashion, as the young heirs to the Nowak fortune must confront their past and the tragic reality of their future.
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              ISBN 9781978640887
              Released NZ 30 Jul 2019
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
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              The Border of Paradise: A Novel
               

              The Border of Paradise: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wang, Esme Weijun

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              In booming post-war Brooklyn, the Nowak Piano Company is an American success story, whose reputation rivals that of Mason & Hamlin or even Steinway. President Peter Nowak and his wife Francine are the children of Polish immigrants, proud to have a significant name in a city full ...of significant names. Even if Peter is a little prickly, and Francine a bit private, the Nowaks are well-regarded in their Brooklyn enclave. There is just one problem: the Nowaks' only son, David. A handsome boy and shy like his mother, David struggles with neuroses that cripple his ability to connect with other children, not to mention the tight-knit community around him. If not for his only friend Marianne--a pretty, enigmatic girl with religious leanings recently moved to the neighborhood--David s life would likely be intolerable. With Marianne, David captures brief moments of freedom and happiness, even as Marianne s family issues concerns about David s eccentricities. But the sudden death of Peter Nowak while David is still in high school, followed by Francine s ensuing alcoholism and depression, shatter any promise for normalcy in his life. Not yet 18, David inherits control of the piano company, but lacks the support or actual desire to manage its day-to-day activity. After Marianne is forced to break things off by her bullying father, David sells the company and leaves to travel around the world. In Taiwan, his life changes when he meets the daughter of a local madame--sharp-tongued Jia-Hui, whom he renames Daisy. Returning to the US, David s mother shuns his Asian bride, who struggles to communicate in (and relate to) her new culture. Without any reason to stay in the East Coast, the couple, who now have a newborn son, buy an isolated country house in the foothills of Northern California s Polk Valley with the hope of creating a peaceful, if unusual, existence. But David s mood swings and psychosis spur brief disappearances and half-hearted suicide attempts, terrifying Daisy and upe
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              ISBN 9781939419699
              Released NZ 28 Apr 2016
              Publisher Unnamed Press
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              The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays
                

              The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              Read by Wang, Esme Weijun

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              Powerful, affecting essays on mental illness, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and a Whiting Award An intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with the effects of mental and chronic illness, The Collected Schizophreni...as cuts right to the core. Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Esme Weijun Wang writes not just to her fellow members of the collected schizophrenias but to those who wish to understand it as well. Opening with the journey toward her diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, Wang discusses the medical community's own disagreement about labels and procedures for diagnosing those with mental illness, and then follows an arc that examines the manifestations of schizophrenia in her life. In essays that range from using fashion to present as high-functioning to the depths of a rare form of psychosis, and from the failures of the higher education system and the dangers of institutionalization to the complexity of compounding factors such as PTSD and Lyme disease, Wang's analytical eye, honed as a former lab researcher at Stanford, allows her to balance research with personal narrative. An essay collection of undeniable power, The Collected Schizophrenias dispels misconceptions and provides insight into a condition long misunderstood.
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              ISBN 9781978640917
              Released NZ 5 Feb 2019
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
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              The Collected Schizophrenias

              The Collected Schizophrenias (Paperback)

              By Wang, Esme Weijun

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              An intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with the effects of mental and chronic illness, The Collected Schizophrenias cuts right to the core. Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Esme Weijun Wang writes not jus...t to her fellow members of the collected schizophrenias but to those who wish to understand it as well. Opening with the journey toward her diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, Wang discusses the medical community's own disagreement about labels and procedures for diagnosing those with mental illness, and then follows an arc that examines the manifestations of schizophrenia in her life. In essays that range from using fashion to present as high-functioning to the depths of a rare form of psychosis, and from the failures of the higher education system and the dangers of institutionalisation to the complexity of compounding factors such as PTSD and Lyme disease, Wang's analytical eye, honed as a former lab researcher at Stanford, allows her to balance research with personal narrative. An essay collection of undeniable power, The Collected Schizophrenias dispels misconceptions and provides insight into a condition long misunderstood.
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              ISBN 9780141991535
              Released NZ 6 Jun 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Border of Paradise: A Novel
               

              The Border of Paradise: A Novel (EPUB ebook)

              By Wang, Esme Weijun

              In booming postwar Brooklyn, the Nowak Piano Company is an American success story. There is just one problem: the Nowak's only son, David. A handsome kid and shy like his mother, David struggles with neuroses. If not for his only friend, Marianne, David's life would be intolerabl...e. When David inherits the piano company at just 18 and Marianne breaks things off, David sells the company and travels around the world. In Taiwan, his life changes when he meets the daughter of a local madame - the sharp-tongued, intelligent Daisy. Returning to the United States, the couple (and newborn son) buy an isolated country house in Northern California's Polk Valley. As David's health deteriorates, he has a brief affair with Marianne, producing a daughter. It's Daisy's solution for the future of her two children, inspired by the old Chinese tradition of raising girls as sisterly wives for adoptive brothers, that exposes Daisy's traumatic life, and the terrible inheritance her children must receive. Framed by two suicide attempts, The Border of Paradise is told from multiple perspectives, culminating in heartrending fashion as the young heirs to the Nowak fortune confront their past and their isolation.
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              ISBN 9781939419873
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              Language en
              Released NZ 21 Mar 2016
              Publisher The Unnamed Press
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              The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays
                

              The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              Read by Wang, Esme Weijun

              • RRP: $32.50
              • $32.50
              • In Stock US

              Powerful, affecting essays on mental illness, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and a Whiting Award An intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with the effects of mental and chronic illness, The Collected Schizophreni...as cuts right to the core. Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Esme Weijun Wang writes not just to her fellow members of the collected schizophrenias but to those who wish to understand it as well. Opening with the journey toward her diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, Wang discusses the medical community's own disagreement about labels and procedures for diagnosing those with mental illness, and then follows an arc that examines the manifestations of schizophrenia in her life. In essays that range from using fashion to present as high-functioning to the depths of a rare form of psychosis, and from the failures of the higher education system and the dangers of institutionalization to the complexity of compounding factors such as PTSD and Lyme disease, Wang's analytical eye, honed as a former lab researcher at Stanford, allows her to balance research with personal narrative. An essay collection of undeniable power, The Collected Schizophrenias dispels misconceptions and provides insight into a condition long misunderstood.
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              ISBN 9781978640924
              Released NZ 5 Feb 2019
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
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