I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

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Sixteen-year-old Deborah is receding from the world. Each day she finds it harder to leave her haunted, enveloping inner kingdom of Yr, where private tormentors ply their lush violences. With her future and her sanity at stake, Deborah enters a psychiatric hospital where she will spend the next three years searching for ‘normality’, with the help of a gifted, compassionate psychiatrist.

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The ground-breaking cult classic about a young woman’s battle with schizophrenia
With a Foreword by Esmé Weijun Wang and an Afterword by the author

‘She fought them with her head and her teeth while the restraints were being tied, trying, doglike, to bite herself’

Sixteen-year-old Deborah’s identity is shattering, as she retreats further and further from the ‘normal’ world into her imaginary kingdom of Yr, a fantastical inner refuge both lush and horrifying. Sent to a psychiatric hospital, she must, with the help of a gifted psychiatrist, try to find a way back. Joanne Greenberg’s fictionalized autobiography became a global bestseller on publication in 1964, and remains a wrenching account of mental illness.

‘A rare and wonderful insight into the dark kingdom of the mind’ Chicago Tribune

‘Marvellous … a courage that is sometimes breathtaking’ The New York Times Book Review

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Weight 0.224 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.7 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

304

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

813.54 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K