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Paperback:The life of stuff : possessions, obsessions and the mess we leave behind / Susannah Walker.:2019 The life of stuff : possessions, obsessions and the mess we leave behind / Susannah Walker.
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Author: Walker, Susannah, 1970-
Publication year: 2019
Media class: Paperback
Category: Non-Fiction
Publisher: London : Black Swan, 2019.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781784163303 (pbk.) :
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Only after her mother's death does Susannah Walker discover how much of a hoarder she had become. Over the following months, she has to sort through a dilapidated house filled to the brim with rubbish and treasures, in search of a woman she never knew in life. This is her last chance to piece together her mother's story and make sense of their troubled relationship. What emerges from the mess of scattered papers, discarded photographs and an extraordinary amount of stuff is the history of a sad and fractured family, haunted by dead children, divorce and alcohol. 'The Life of Stuff' is a deeply personal memoir about mourning and the shoring up of possessions against the losses and griefs of life, which also raises universal questions about what makes us the people we are. What do our possessions say about us? Why do we project such meaning onto them?
Walker, Susannah.
Walker, Susannah
Mothers and daughters.
Personal belongings Psychological aspects.
Compulsive hoarding.

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Hardback:The life of stuff : a memoir about the mess we leave behind:2018
Author: Walker, Susannah, 1970- author.
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Doubleday
Resource type: Physical
viii, 370 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
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