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Enter for your chance to win an advanced copy of WITH OR WITHOUT YOU by Domenica Ruta

Enter for your chance to win an advanced copy of WITH OR WITHOUT YOU by Domenica Ruta

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“Freakishly brilliant, brilliantly freakish, this is one of the best memoirs I have ever read. Domenica Ruta has done something every artist with a failed family must do: She has created herself.”—Gary Shteyngart

A haunting, unforgettable mother-daughter story for a new generation—the debut of a blazing new lyrical voice

Domenica Ruta grew up in a working-class, unforgiving Italian town north of Boston where in the seventeenth century women were hanged as witches. Her mother, Kathi, a notorious figure in this hardscrabble place, was a drug addict and sometime dealer whose life swung between welfare and riches, whose highbrow taste was at odds with her base appetites. And yet she managed, despite the chaos she created, to instill in her daughter the idea that art—via a classic film or a classical education—could transcend this life of undying grudges, self-inflicted misfortune, and the crooked moral code that Kathi and her cohorts lived by. With or Without You is the story of Domenica’s unconventional coming of age—a darkly hilarious chronicle of a misfit ’90s childhood and the necessary and painful act of breaking away, and of overcoming her own addictions and demons in the process. In a brilliant stylistic feat, Domenica Ruta has written a powerful, inspiring, compulsively readable, and finally redemptive story about loving and leaving.

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3 Responses to “Enter for your chance to win an advanced copy of WITH OR WITHOUT YOU by Domenica Ruta”

  1. Mary Asher says:

    Would love to win a copy.

  2. Donna Horning says:

    Looks like a great read!

  3. laurie blum says:

    I’m ready for a great memoir :)

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