You Can't Catch Death by Ianthe Brautigan
A Daughter's Memoir

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In all of the obituaries and writing about Richard Brautigan that appeared after his suicide, none revealed to Ianthe Brautigan the father she knew. Through it took all of her courage, she delved into her memories, good and bad, to retrieve him, and began to write. You Can't Catch Death is a frank, courageous, heartbreaking reflection on both a remarkable man and the child he left behind.
 

About Ianthe Brautigan

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Ianthe Brautigan was twenty-four when her father committed suicide. Seven years in the making, You Can't Catch Death is her first book. She lives in Northern California, with her husband and fifteen-year-old daughter.
 
Published May 22, 2000 by St. Martin's Press. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Once the facts of Brautigan's 1984 suicide are revealed, however, with all their pathetic and awful details, the horrible loss of a father and the gaping wounds it left in this intelligent daughter become understandable and the narrative's details take on a purposefulness that gains steadily in f...

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(June) FYI: Ianthe's memoir appears at the same time as her father's newly published novella, An Unfortunate Woman, a forgotten manuscript she discovered (see review in this issue's Fiction Forecasts).

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