The Sky Isn't Visible From Here

The Sky Isn't Visible From Here

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Felicia Sullivan's volatile, beautiful, deceitful, drug-addicted mother disappeared on the night Sullivan graduated from college, and has not been seen or heard from in the ten years since. Sullivan, who grew up on the tough streets of Brooklyn in the 1980s, now looks back on her childhood--lived among drug dealers, users, and substitute fathers. Sullivan became her mother's keeper, taking her to the hospital when she overdosed, withstanding her narcissistic rages, succumbing to the abuse or indifference of so-called stepfathers, and always wondering why her mother would never reveal the truth about the father she'd never met.

Ashamed of her past, Sullivan invented a persona to show the world. Yet despite her Ivy League education and numerous accomplishments, she, like her mother, eventually succumbed to alcohol and drug abuse. She wrote The Sky Isn't Visible from Here , a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, when she realized it was time to kill her own creation.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781565125155
1565125150
Call Number: 921 SULLIVAN
Characteristics: xiv, 255 p. ; 23 cm
Subjects: Sullivan, Felicia C.
Adult child sexual abuse victims -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Cocaine abuse -- New York (State) -- New York.
Adult children of drug addicts -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Drug addicts -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Drug addicts -- United States -- Biography.
Drug addicts -- Biography.
Alternative Title: Sky is not visible from here

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dburke1827 Jun 27, 2014

Really good book, her honesty draws you in.

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