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    Janice Galloway's The Trick is to Keep Breathing: (Scotnotes Study Guides)

    £5.95
    The SCOTNOTES booklets are a series of study guides to major Scottish writers and texts. The individual authors are not only experts on a particular writer or text but also experienced in teaching in schools or colleges. This title covers Janice Galloway's novel The Trick is to Keep Breathing.
    ISBN: 9781906841270
    AuthorGillian Sargent
    Pub Date19/09/2016
    BindingPaperback
    Pages80
    Availability: In Stock

    Janice Galloway's novel The Trick is to Keep Breathing is a study of a woman, Joy Stone, overcome by grief, guilt, and self-hatred. Narrated by Joy herself, her life is agonisingly observed, taking the reader through a dark descent into a striking portrait of mental illness. Even so, the novel is laced with humour, and ultimately hope, as Joy gradually learns to begin to forgive, and understand, herself. Gillian Sargent's SCOTNOTE unpicks the threads of this close-worked and intricately crafted novel, explaining issues of narrative style and outlining the novel's themes and symbolisms in an accessible and comprehensible fashion.

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    Janice Galloway's novel The Trick is to Keep Breathing is a study of a woman, Joy Stone, overcome by grief, guilt, and self-hatred. Narrated by Joy herself, her life is agonisingly observed, taking the reader through a dark descent into a striking portrait of mental illness. Even so, the novel is laced with humour, and ultimately hope, as Joy gradually learns to begin to forgive, and understand, herself. Gillian Sargent's SCOTNOTE unpicks the threads of this close-worked and intricately crafted novel, explaining issues of narrative style and outlining the novel's themes and symbolisms in an accessible and comprehensible fashion.