Paradise

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Hannah Luckraft sells cardboard boxes for a living. Her family is so frustrated by her behavior they can barely stand to keep in touch with her. Each day is fueled by the promise of annihilation, the promise of a reprieve, the paradise that can only be found in a bottle. When Hannah meets Robert, a kindred spirit, the two become constant companions. Together and alone Hannah and Robert spiral through the beauty and depravity of a love affair with alcohol. Paradise is a spectacular novel of desire and oblivion.


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User Review  - greeniezona - LibraryThing

This book was horrible in a totally amazing way. Engrossing, felt entirely realistic. Yet describing a nightmarish existence of addiction that was painful to read, but impossible to look away from. I ... Read full review

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"Paradise" by A. L. Kennedy had a profound effect on me in many ways. This is a somewhat difficult review to write because of my personal familiarity with alcoholism. First of all I want to say that ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
27
Section 3
33
Section 4
51
Section 5
67
Section 6
84
Section 7
99
Section 8
103
Section 13
150
Section 14
163
Section 15
180
Section 16
195
Section 17
210
Section 18
222
Section 19
226
Section 20
230

Section 9
106
Section 10
116
Section 11
134
Section 12
139
Section 21
248
Section 22
280
Section 23
285
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A. L. Kennedy lives in Glasgow. She has received many prizes for her work, including the Somerset Maugham Award, the Encore Award, and the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award.


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