Ten Miles One Way

Nest and Q walk through he tow. Nest speaks and Q listens. Mile by mile, Nest tells Q about her life, her family, her past…and her Chimaera, the beast that preys on her ind and causes her to lose herself. Q knows only that his love for Nest runs deeper than the demon that plagues her thoughts, that he knows her in spite of—or perhaps because of—the personal battle she fights every day.
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Ten Miles One Way
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Published March 21st 2017 by Philomel Books

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And I learned Nest could turn and fold on herself—like an oxbow in a river—from one minute to the firs. " --- Patrick Downes, Ten Miles One Way=============================================My heart hurts as it really does when I read Patrick Downes' books.I really think that Downes gets it.

He finds what it 's like to be insane, and ot anting to be insane, and apparently it 's th part of you nevertheless.I feel exhausted reading this memoi.

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he ntire boo is set during a walk between Nest ( who suffers from bipolar disorder) and her stepdaughter, as they are walking 10 miles to help Nest with her insomnia/ " angers ".

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ten miles one way is the unexpected, stream-of-consciousness narrative of a mind at the edge of unraveling, of beasts and beauty, of madness and messes.

bring your time with the ook, with each mile, and it ill change you. " i ’ ve been writing almost five days straight to no one in particular.

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The overall novel did n't have much of plot, but there were other stories within he ook that all added up to the evelopment of the protagonists, and hat was ore than enough for me.

I agre, I sa that wa more to do with writing than the probability of the symptoms, but it worked for me.I also loved that this is memoi that contains the parents.

Yes, on one hand, their manic episodes do n't include a lot of reckless or irrational behavior, which is a little eird.

But on the other hand, there are coping strategies for manic episodes, and these walks could absolutely be one of them.

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" What if love 's the only word I woul remembe, and I mus nly tel it a certain number of times?

We re no careful with the number of words we use, are we?


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