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7 Miles Out
7 Miles Out

7 Miles Out

FICTION

256 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, (US $14.95) (CA $17.95)

Publication Date: May 2016

ISBN 9781910536155

Rights: CA

Bonnier Books UK (May 2016)
Blink Publishing

Available from local and national retailers throughout the US.
 

Overview

A beautifully crafted, devastating autobiographical novel

In 1977, Carol Morley (fictionalized as "Ann") was 11 years old when her dad drove her to school one morning, then drove home and killed himself. Trapped in a house with her emotionally distant mother, Ann starts drinking at 12, drops out of school at 16, and spends her teens trying to explore her emerging sexuality as well as coming to terms with her father's death. In a Manchester of the hedonistic 1980s, Ann finds the perfect playground for her self-destruction and promiscuity, hiding behind heavy drinking and drugs, trying to come to terms with why her father wanted to end his life. Told mainly from Ann's (Carol's) perspective, this story reveals the often devastating consequences of family secrets, and follows a young woman's struggle to find a place she belongs, finally finding a place at Central St. Martins in London to study fine art and film and achieving international acclaim. Though names and some events have been changed, this is Carol's compelling and inspirational true story.

Author Biography

Carol Morley has written and directed a number of films. These include I'm Not Here, Gold Plaque winner at the Chicago International Film Festival, the BAFTA-nominated The Alcohol Years, and the BFI-backed Dreams of a Life.