By Susan Stellin,Graham MacIndoe
Books for a greater existence Award Finalist • LitHub top publication of the Month
while Susan Stellin requested Graham MacIndoe to shoot her writer photograph for an upcoming trip ebook, she slightly knew him aside from a number of weekends with mutual associates at a summer season apartment in Montauk. He used to be a gregarious, divorced Scotsman who had lately gotten sober; she used to be an self sufficient New Yorker who determined to take an opportunity on a rough-around-the-edges man. yet their dating used to be quickly validated while Susan came upon that Graham nonetheless had a drug behavior he used to be hiding.
From their harrowing portrayal of the ravages of dependancy to the beautiful chain of occasions that ended in Graham’s arrest and imprisonment at Rikers Island, Chancers unfolds in alternating chapters that supply views on a courting that finally endures opposed to lengthy odds. Susan follows Graham down the rabbit gap of the yank legal justice procedure, made up our minds to maintain him from turning into one other casualty of the battle on medicinal drugs. Graham offers a stark, riveting description of his slide from brownstone Brooklyn to a jail mobilephone, his gut-wrenching efforts to get fresh, and his struggle to prevent getting exiled distant from his son and the lifestyles he outfitted over twenty years.
superbly written, brutally sincere, but packed with suspense and wish, Chancers will resonate with somebody who has been touched by means of the heartache of habit, the nightmare of incarceration, or the cruel selection of leaving or staying with somebody who's suffering at the street to restoration. by means of sharing their tale, Susan and Graham exhibit the price of speaking approximately subject matters many folks are too scared to address.
Praise for Chancers
“Stellin and MacIndoe, in entries occasionally corresponding to combatants within the ring, inform the tale in their lives as MacIndoe rides a roller-coaster lifetime of drug dependancy and felony. . . . it's a impressive nine-year parallel trip that compelled them to reveal their innermost options and emotions, compelled them to distance themselves and, eventually, pressured them to acknowledge existence, even within the depths of depression, benefits saving. . . . [Chancers] grabs in a voyeuristic means and propels page-turning to determine what occurs subsequent in a saga no cleaning soap opera may create.”—The Buffalo News
“Emotionally resonant and frivolously based, their tandem chronicle resists overly romanticizing their bittersweet interactions to target the commitment and devotion essential to make their already-complicated courting live on the fallout of serious hardships. An emotionally advanced and extremely own binary memoir of habit and sustainable love.”—Kirkus Reviews
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Chancers: Addiction, Prison, Recovery, Love: One Couple's Memoir by Susan Stellin,Graham MacIndoe