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Make It Scream, Make It Burn

(2019)
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From the "astounding" (Entertainment Weekly), "spectacularly evocative" (The Atlantic), and "brilliant" (Los Angeles Times) author of the New York Times best sellers The Recovering and The Empathy Exams comes a return to the essay form in this expansive new book.

With the virtuosic synthesis of memoir, criticism, and journalism for which she has become known, Leslie Jamison offers us 14 new essays that are by turns ecstatic, searching, staggering, and wise. In its kaleidoscopic sweep, Make It Scream, Make It Burn creates a profound exploration of the oceanic depths of longing and the reverberations of obsession.

Among Jamison's subjects are 52 Blue, deemed "the loneliest whale in the world"; the eerie past-life memories of children; the devoted citizens of an online world called Second Life; the haunted landscape of the Sri Lankan Civil War; and an entire museum dedicated to the relics of broken relationships. Jamison follows these examinations to more personal reckonings - with elusive men and ruptured romances, with marriage and maternity - in essays about eloping in Las Vegas, becoming a stepmother, and giving birth.

Often compared to Joan Didion and Susan Sontag, and widely considered one of the defining voices of her generation, Jamison interrogates her own life with the same nuance and rigor she brings to her subjects. Indeed, this refusal to hide - this emotional and intellectual frankness - is precisely the quality that makes her questing and irrepressible voice impossible to resist.



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September 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Make It Scream, Make It Burn: Essays
Author(s): Leslie Jamison
ISBN: 0-316-25963-2 / 978-0-316-25963-7 (USA edition)
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September 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: Make It Scream, Make It Burn: Essays
Author(s): Leslie Jamison
ISBN: 0-316-25965-9 / 978-0-316-25965-1 (USA edition)
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Title: Make It Scream, Make It Burn
Author(s): Leslie Jamison
ISBN: 1-78378-156-4 / 978-1-78378-156-0 (UK edition)
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Title: Make It Scream, Make It Burn
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October 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Make It Scream, Make It Burn: Essays
Author(s): Leslie Jamison
ISBN: 1-5491-5336-6 / 978-1-5491-5336-5 (USA edition)
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Title: Make It Scream, Make It Burn: Essays
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