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I Laugh Me Broken

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'Chaotic modernity is . . . narrated with astute clarity' i-D Magazine A fearless novel that tackles a difficult subject, I laugh me broken tells the story of a woman finding the courage to face her genetic heritage. When Ginny makes contact with her estranged relatives and discovers that her genetic heritage may contain a devastating fault, she bolts to Berlin, leaving her loving fiancé in the dark.Rather than face up to the life-changing implications of this news, she loses herself in the transient, hedonistic city. As she meets its inhabitants and absorbs their tangle of stories, she tries to gather the courage to take the genetic test that will either free her or define her future.I laugh me broken is a sharply-drawn, courageous novel exploring the human condition, the inescapability of the past and the choices that are ours to make.

ISBN-13: 9781913547509

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Gallic Books

Publication Date: 07-25-2023

Pages: 264

Product Dimensions: 8.40h x 5.30w x 0.90d

Bridget van der Zijpp is the author of three novels: Misconduct, In the Neighbourhood of Fame and I Laugh Me Broken. Misconduct was shortlisted for the 2009 Commonwealth Writers' Best First Book Prize, South East Asia and the Pacific Region. It was also shortlisted for the 2009 Montana New Zealand Book Awards Best First Book of Fiction, and was also included in the NZ Listener Best Books of 2008. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Victoria University.