Everythingnothingsomeone

A memoir
Alice Carrière
ebook - 2023

A powerful literary debut that tells of a young woman's coming-of-age in the bohemian '90s, as her adolescence gives way to a struggle with dissociative disorder. Alice Carrière tells the story of her unconventional upbringing in Greenwich Village as the daughter of a remote mother, the renowned artist Jennifer Bartlett, and a charismatic father, European actor Mathieu Carrière. From an early age, Alice is forced to navigate her mother's recovered memories of ritualized sexual abuse, which she turns into art, and her father's confusing attentions. Her days are a mixture of privilege, neglect, loneliness, and danger-a child living in an adult's world, with little-to-no enforcement of boundaries or supervision. When she enters adolescence, Alice begins to lose her grasp on herself, as a dissociative disorder erases her identity and overzealous doctors medicate her further away from herself. She inhabits various roles: as a patient in expensive psychiatric hospitals, a denizen of the downtown New York music scene, the ingenue in destructive encounters with older men-ricocheting from experience to experience until a medication-induced psychosis brings these personas crashing down. Eventually, she finds purpose in caring for her mother as she descends into dementia, in a love affair with a recovering addict who steadies her, in confronting her father whose words and actions splintered her, and in finding her voice as a writer. With gallows humor and brutal honesty, Everything/Nothing/Someone explores what it means for our body and mind to belong to us wholly, irrevocably, and on our own terms. In pulsing, energetic prose that is both precise and probing, Alice manages to untangle the stories told to her by her parents, the American psychiatric complex, and her own broken mind to craft a unique and mesmerizing narrative of emergence and, finally, cure.

Saved in:

Holdings -

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Carrière, Alice
Format: Electronic eBook
Language:English
Published: LaVergne : Spiegel & Grau, 2023.
Subjects:
Online Access:Click here for information and access to this electronic book. You will be leaving Spokane Public Library's web site.
Click to Expand/Hide Other Versions -
Search Result 1
by Carrière, Alice
Published 2023
 Place a Hold
Search Result 2

MARC

LEADER 00000nam a2200000Ka 4500
001 924686
006 m d
007 cr cn---------
008 230502s2023 nyu s 000 0 eng d
005 20230905182659.5
020 |a 9781954118300 (electronic bk) 
035 |a ODN0009124554 
037 |a D7538B06-37E4-49F2-A80D-BA7526333872  |b OverDrive, Inc.  |n http://www.overdrive.com 
040 |a TEFOD  |c TEFOD 
084 |a BIO001000  |a BIO022000  |a BIO026000  |2 bisacsh 
092 |a EBOOK 
100 1 |a Carrière, Alice. 
245 1 0 |a Everything/nothing/someone  |h [ebook] :  |b A memoir.  |c Alice Carrière. 
260 |a LaVergne :  |b Spiegel & Grau,  |c 2023. 
300 |a 1 online resource 
336 |a text  |b txt  |2 rdacontent 
337 |a computer  |b c  |2 rdamedia 
338 |a online resource  |b cr  |2 rdacarrier 
500 |a Title from eBook information screen.. 
520 |a A powerful literary debut that tells of a young woman's coming-of-age in the bohemian '90s, as her adolescence gives way to a struggle with dissociative disorder. Alice Carrière tells the story of her unconventional upbringing in Greenwich Village as the daughter of a remote mother, the renowned artist Jennifer Bartlett, and a charismatic father, European actor Mathieu Carrière. From an early age, Alice is forced to navigate her mother's recovered memories of ritualized sexual abuse, which she turns into art, and her father's confusing attentions. Her days are a mixture of privilege, neglect, loneliness, and danger-a child living in an adult's world, with little-to-no enforcement of boundaries or supervision. When she enters adolescence, Alice begins to lose her grasp on herself, as a dissociative disorder erases her identity and overzealous doctors medicate her further away from herself. She inhabits various roles: as a patient in expensive psychiatric hospitals, a denizen of the downtown New York music scene, the ingenue in destructive encounters with older men-ricocheting from experience to experience until a medication-induced psychosis brings these personas crashing down. Eventually, she finds purpose in caring for her mother as she descends into dementia, in a love affair with a recovering addict who steadies her, in confronting her father whose words and actions splintered her, and in finding her voice as a writer. With gallows humor and brutal honesty, Everything/Nothing/Someone explores what it means for our body and mind to belong to us wholly, irrevocably, and on our own terms. In pulsing, energetic prose that is both precise and probing, Alice manages to untangle the stories told to her by her parents, the American psychiatric complex, and her own broken mind to craft a unique and mesmerizing narrative of emergence and, finally, cure. 
538 |a Requires the Libby app or a modern web browser. 
650 1 7 |a Nonfiction.  |2 OverDrive 
650 7 |a Biography & Autobiography.  |2 OverDrive 
650 7 |a Self-Improvement.  |2 OverDrive 
655 7 |a Electronic books.  |2 local 
856 4 0 |u http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100150&titleID=9124554  |z Click here for information and access to this electronic book. You will be leaving Spokane Public Library's web site.  |t 0 
999 f f |s 0a8e862e-8be4-40e6-bf39-11832196fcb2  |i 8443196e-8556-487e-b6e8-8f8285945ca9  |t 0