The Reenactments: A Memoir (Paperback)

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For Nick Flynn, that game we all play the who-would-play-you-in-the-movie-of-your-life game has been resolved. The Reenactments chronicles the surreal experience of being on set during the making of the film Being Flynn, from his best-selling memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, and watching the central events of his life reenacted: his father's long run of homelessness and his mother's suicide. Flynn tells the story of Robert De Niro's first meeting with his real father in Boston and of watching Julianne Moore attempt to throw herself into the sea. The result is a mesmerizingly sharp-edged and kaleidoscopic literary tour de force as well as a compelling argument about consciousness, representation, and grief.

About the Author

Nick Flynn is senior lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at De Montfort University. Nick has published widely on prisons, rehabilitation theory and practice, and environmental criminology. His most recent book title is "Criminal Behaviour in Context: Space, Place and Desistance from Crime". Prior to teaching, Nick worked as a freelance researcher on criminal justice issues and as a campaigner for penal reform. He is on the editorial board of the" British Journal of Community Justice".
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393344356
ISBN-10: 0393344355
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: January 7th, 2013
Pages: 320
Language: English