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The Resource Chancers : addiction, prison, recovery, love: one couple's memoir, Susan Stellin and Graham MacIndoe

Chancers : addiction, prison, recovery, love: one couple's memoir, Susan Stellin and Graham MacIndoe

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Chancers : addiction, prison, recovery, love: one couple's memoir
Title
Chancers
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addiction, prison, recovery, love: one couple's memoir
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Susan Stellin and Graham MacIndoe
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Chancers
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addiction, prison, recovery, love : one couples memoir
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eng
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"In this powerful dual memoir, a reporter and a photographer tell their gripping story of falling in love, the heroin habit that drove them apart, and the unlikely way a criminal conviction brought them back together. When Susan Stellin asked Graham MacIndoe to shoot her author photo for an upcoming travel book, she barely knew him except for a few weekends with mutual friends at a summer house in Montauk. He was a gregarious, divorced Scotsman who had recently gotten sober; she was an independent New Yorker who decided to take a chance on a rough-around-the-edges guy. But their relationship was soon tested when Susan discovered that Graham still had a drug habit he was hiding. From their harrowing portrayal of the ravages of addiction to the stunning chain of events that led to Graham's arrest and imprisonment at Rikers Island, Chancers unfolds in alternating chapters that offer two perspectives on a relationship that ultimately endures against long odds. Susan follows Graham down the rabbit hole of the American criminal justice system, determined to keep him from becoming another casualty of the war on drugs. Graham gives a stark, riveting description of his slide from brownstone Brooklyn to a prison cell, his gut-wrenching efforts to get clean, and his fight to avoid getting exiled far away from his son and the life he built over twenty years. Beautifully written, brutally honest, yet filled with suspense and hope, Chancers will resonate with anyone who has been touched by the heartache of addiction, the nightmare of incarceration, or the tough choice of leaving or staying with someone who is struggling on the road to recovery. By sharing their story, Susan and Graham show the value of talking about topics many of us are too scared to address"--
Summary
In this dual memoir, a reporter and a photographer tell their gripping story of falling in love, the heroin habit that drove them apart, and the unlikely way a criminal conviction brought them back together. When Susan Stellin asked Graham MacIndoe to shoot her author photo for an upcoming travel book, she barely knew him except for a few weekends with mutual friends at a summer house in Montauk. He was a gregarious, divorced Scotsman who had recently gotten sober; she was an independent New Yorker who decided to take a chance on a rough-around-the-edges guy. But their relationship was soon tested when Susan discovered that Graham still had a drug habit he was hiding. From their harrowing portrayal of the ravages of addiction to the stunning chain of events that led to Graham's arrest and imprisonment at Rikers Island, Chancers unfolds in alternating chapters that offer two perspectives on a relationship that ultimately endures against long odds
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collective biography
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10494661
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DLC
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Stellin, Susan
Dewey number
  • 363.29092/2
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1963-
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MacIndoe, Graham
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True
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  • Stellin, Susan
  • MacIndoe, Graham
  • Drug addicts
  • Drug addicts
  • Drug addicts
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Addiction
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Love & Romance
Target audience
adult
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addiction, prison, recovery, love : one couple's memoir
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Chancers : addiction, prison, recovery, love: one couple's memoir, Susan Stellin and Graham MacIndoe
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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ocn944014367
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First edition.
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9781101882740
Lccn
2016011191
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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remote
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(OCoLC)944014367
Label
Chancers : addiction, prison, recovery, love: one couple's memoir, Susan Stellin and Graham MacIndoe
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn944014367
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101882740
Lccn
2016011191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)944014367

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