The Ticking Is the Bomb: A Memoir (Library Edition)
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- Format:Audiobook, Unabridged
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Edition:Unabridged library
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- Publication Date:January 18, 2010
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A dazzling, searing, and inventive memoir about becoming a father in the age of terror. 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. .
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