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Home is Burning — a son’s tormented memoir of coming to terms with his father’s terminal illness — is crude, obscene, haunting, and very good

7 November 2015

9:00 AM

7 November 2015

9:00 AM

Home is Burning Dan Marshall

Hodder, pp.304, £16.99, ISBN: 9781473624290

Dan Marshall, the author of this memoir, loves to swear. ‘It’s very difficult for me to write a sentence without using a bad word,’ he tells us. ‘That last sentence, for instance, was fucking impossible for me to write.’

Dan is young, rich and American. One day, in his twenties, he and his girlfriend, Abby, were on holiday, lying poolside at the Marriott resort in Desert Springs, California.

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