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The Ticking Is the Bomb: A Memoir


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ISBN13: 9780393338867
ISBN10: 039333886x
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In 2007, during the months before Nick Flynn's daughter's birth, his growing outrage and obsession with torture, exacerbated by the Abu Ghraib photographs, led him to Istanbul to meet some of the Iraqi men depicted in those photos. Haunted by a history of addiction, a relationship with his unsteady father, and a longing to connect with his mother who committed suicide, Flynn artfully interweaves in this memoir passages from his childhood, his relationships with women, and his growing obsession--a questioning of terror, torture, and the political crimes we can neither see nor understand in post-9/11 American life. The time bomb of the title becomes an unlikely metaphor and vehicle for exploring the fears and joys of becoming a father. Here is a memoir of profound self-discovery--of being lost and found, of painful family memories and losses, of the need to run from love, and of the ability to embrace it again.


"A beautiful, intelligent book that renders pain both ordinary and extraordinary into art."--Susanna Sonnenberg,

About the Author

Nick Flynn is the author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, winner of the PEN/Martha Albrand Award, and The Ticking Is the Bomb. He divides his time between Houston and Brooklyn.

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ekphelps, January 29, 2011 (view all comments by ekphelps)
An eloquently written and powerful memoir. Nick Flynn writes straight from the heart with honesty and great talent.
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Flynn, Nick
W. W. Norton & Company
Personal Memoirs
Biography - General
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8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in

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