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The Resource Chancers : addiction, prison, recovery, love : one couple's memoir, Susan Stellin and Graham MacIndoe

Chancers : addiction, prison, recovery, love : one couple's memoir, Susan Stellin and Graham MacIndoe

Label
Chancers : addiction, prison, recovery, love : one couple's memoir
Title
Chancers
Title remainder
addiction, prison, recovery, love : one couple's memoir
Statement of responsibility
Susan Stellin and Graham MacIndoe
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this powerful dual memoir, 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. 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. 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, Chancers 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. Beautifully written, brutally honest, yet filled with suspense and hope, Chancers 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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stellin, Susan,
Dewey number
  • 363.29092/2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5805.S75
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
MacIndoe, Graham
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stellin, Susan
  • MacIndoe, Graham
  • Drug addicts
  • Drug addicts
  • Drug addicts
Label
Chancers : addiction, prison, recovery, love : one couple's memoir, Susan Stellin and Graham MacIndoe
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 422 pages
Isbn
9781101882740
Lccn
2016003606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2016003606
  • 1811503
Label
Chancers : addiction, prison, recovery, love : one couple's memoir, Susan Stellin and Graham MacIndoe
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 422 pages
Isbn
9781101882740
Lccn
2016003606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2016003606
  • 1811503

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