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Chancers: Addiction, Prison, Recovery, Love: One Couple's Memoir

Author: Macindoe, Graham
Stellin, Susan

Publisher: Ballantine Books


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Chancers: Addiction, Prison, Recovery, Love: One Couple's Memoir : <b>In this powerful memoir of addiction, prison, and recovery, a reporter and a photographer tell their gripping story of falling in love, the heroin habit that drove them apart, and the unlikely way a criminal conviction brought them back together.</b><br /> <br /> <b>LitHub Best Book of the Month</b><br /> <br /> When Susan Stellin asked Graham MacIndoe to shoot her author photo for an upcoming travel book, she barely knew him except for a few weekends with mutual friends at a summer house in Montauk. He was a gregarious, divorced Scotsman who had recently gotten sober; she was an independent New Yorker who decided to take a chance on a rough-around-the-edges guy. But their relationship was soon tested when Susan discovered that Graham still had a drug habit he was hiding.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> From their harrowing portrayal of the ravages of addiction to the stunning chain of events that led to Graham's arrest and imprisonment at Rikers Island, <i>Chancers</i> unfolds in alternating chapters that offer two perspectives on a relationship that ultimately endures against long odds. Susan follows Graham down the rabbit hole of the American criminal justice system, determined to keep him from becoming another casualty of the war on drugs. Graham gives a stark, riveting description of his slide from brownstone Brooklyn to a prison cell, his gut-wrenching efforts to get clean, and his fight to avoid getting exiled far away from his son and the life he built over twenty years.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Beautifully written, brutally honest, yet filled with suspense and hope, <i>Chancers</i> will resonate with anyone who has been touched by the heartache of addiction, the nightmare of incarceration, or the tough choice of leaving or staying with someone who is struggling on the road to recovery. By sharing their story, Susan and Graham show the value of talking about topics many of us are too scared to address.

Category   Subject
Biography & Autobiography   Personal Memoirs
Psychology   Psychopathology
Self-Help   Substance Abuse & Addictions

ISBN 13:9781101882740
ISBN 10:1101882743
Size:9.54" l x 6.22" w x 1.44" h
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