Duff Brenna

Biography

Duff Brenna is the author of nine books, including The Book of Mamie, which won the AWP Award for Best Novel; The Holy Book of the Beard, named “an underground classic” by The New York Times; Too Cool, a New York Times Noteworthy Book; The Altar of the Body, given the Editors Prize Favorite Book of the Year Award, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and also received a San Diego Writers Association Award for Best Novel 2002. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts award, Milwaukee Magazine’s Best Short Story of the Year Award, and a Pushcart Prize Honorable Mention. His work has been translated into six languages. His collection of short stories, Minnesota Memoirs, was released by Serving House Books in February 2012. His memoir, Murdering the Mom was originally published by Wordcraft of Oregon, June 2012.

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Murdering the Mom: A Memoir
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,420. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013 by Foreverland Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In his memoir, Murdering the Mom, award-winning novelist Duff Brenna elevates the obscene to the sublime. He takes all the materials of hardship and abuse during an unhappy childhood and sculpts it into art, into something transcendent. This is a heart-rending memoir that exceeds the expectations one normally has of a memoir, that is, it reads like

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abuse    boy coming of age    colorado    courage    family    memory    mother    stepfather