The good news just keeps coming for THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING: On Writers and Drinking by Olivia Laing. It's #9 on the December LibraryReads list, a January Indie Next selection, and now it's received THREE starred pre-publication reviews:
“The tortured relationship between literary lions and their liquor illuminates the obscure terrain of psychology and art in this searching biographical meditation…. Laing explores this rich topic through an unusual mix of biographical research, astute literary interpretation, and wonderfully atmospheric travelogue... The result is a fine study of a human frailty through the eyes of its most perceptive victims.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A funny, tragic, and insightful journey for anyone who has read F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, or John Berryman; prepare to be smitten with this fresh offering. Those unfamiliar with these writers will want to read their works.” – Library Journal, starred review
"Intently observant, curious, and empathetic, Laing, with shimmering detail and arresting insights, presents a beautifully elucidating and moving group portrait of writers enslaved by drink and redeemed by 'the capacity of literature to somehow...make one feel less flinchingly alone.'” – Booklist, starred review
"A provocative, evocative blend of memoir, literary history and lyrical travel writing." – Kirkus Reviews
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