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Possums Run Amok is a rollicking, hilarious, at times deeply uncomfortable and dark memoir. With fearless candor Lora Lafayette recounts her life from a delinquent, late 1970's punk rock adolescence, through a manic, crooked transatlantic path to adulthood and her eventual terrifying descent into schizophrenia. Whip smart, daring and inventive, Lafayette navigates the harsh realities of being an adventurous young woman seeking to wrest all the wild joy she can out of life. Her story reveals how blurry the line can be between real and unreal, choice and force. It lays bare the startling lack of empathy and services in society for those in crisis. Her voice is singular, her language full of shining unconventional metaphor. Deadpan and wise, heartbreakingly funny and devastatingly moving, Possums Run Amok is equal parts challenging and entertaining.

Possums Run Amok – a true tale told slant by Lora Lafayette

  • ISBN: 9781634059930

    Publication Date: 06/28/2022

    Pages: 176

    Size: 5.1(w) x 7.6(h) x 0.5(d) in

    Type: Paperback

    Language: English

  • Lora Lafayette's writing has appeared in such publications as Plazm Magazine, The Buckman Journal, and Pen & Ink. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon, with Finn, who purrs. She still travels the world, though not quite so frenetically as she used to.

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