Clearly Now, the Rain by Eli Hastings
A Memoir of Love and Other Trips

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A suspenseful, darkly funny, devastating journey, this nuanced memoir brings to life the troubled, decade-long relationship between Eli Hastings and his friend Serala. At family events, Serala wore saris and ate delicately from plates of curry. But elsewhere, she wore a lip ring, designer shades, and a cowboy hat; would regularly drink frat boys under the table; would sleep less than five hours a week; and would place herself in dangerous situations for another bag of heroin. Serala's complex character and seemingly haphazard choices are made real, from ill-advised quests for narcotics in Mexican border towns to unplanned 50-hour road trips from L.A. to New York City. Although her dark and traumatic journey concluded tragically at age 27, Eli Hastings writes with hopeful resolution about his unique friendship.

About Eli Hastings

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Eli Hastings is a writer and a family therapy intern. He is the author of Falling Room. He lives in Seattle.
Published May 1, 2013 by ECW Press. 267 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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A candid, bracing memoir of love, addiction and self-destruction.

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