By Susan Stellin,Graham MacIndoe
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while Susan Stellin requested Graham MacIndoe to shoot her writer photograph for an upcoming commute booklet, she slightly knew him with the exception of a couple of weekends with mutual neighbors at a summer time condo in Montauk. He used to be a gregarious, divorced Scotsman who had lately gotten sober; she was once an autonomous New Yorker who determined to take an opportunity on a rough-around-the-edges man. yet their courting used to be quickly confirmed whilst Susan came upon that Graham nonetheless had a drug behavior he used to be hiding.
From their harrowing portrayal of the ravages of habit to the lovely chain of occasions that resulted in Graham’s arrest and imprisonment at Rikers Island, Chancers unfolds in alternating chapters that supply views on a dating that eventually endures opposed to lengthy odds. Susan follows Graham down the rabbit gap of the yank legal justice method, made up our minds to maintain him from turning into one other casualty of the battle on medicinal drugs. Graham supplies a stark, riveting description of his slide from brownstone Brooklyn to a jail telephone, his gut-wrenching efforts to get fresh, and his struggle to prevent getting exiled far-off from his son and the existence he outfitted over twenty years.
superbly written, brutally sincere, but jam-packed with suspense and wish, Chancers will resonate with a person who has been touched via the heartache of dependancy, the nightmare of incarceration, or the harsh number of leaving or staying with an individual who's suffering at the street to restoration. via sharing their tale, Susan and Graham exhibit the price of speaking approximately themes many folks are too scared to address.
Praise for Chancers
“Stellin and MacIndoe, in entries occasionally similar to warring parties within the ring, inform the tale in their lives as MacIndoe rides a roller-coaster lifetime of drug habit and criminal. . . . it's a amazing nine-year parallel trip that pressured them to reveal their innermost techniques and emotions, compelled them to distance themselves and, eventually, pressured them to acknowledge existence, even within the depths of depression, advantages saving. . . . [Chancers] grabs in a voyeuristic means and propels page-turning to determine what occurs subsequent in a saga no cleaning soap opera may possibly create.”—The Buffalo News
“Emotionally resonant and calmly established, their tandem chronicle resists overly romanticizing their bittersweet interactions to target the commitment and devotion essential to make their already-complicated dating live to tell the tale the fallout of serious hardships. An emotionally advanced and extremely own binary memoir of habit and sustainable love.”—Kirkus Reviews
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Chancers: Addiction, Prison, Recovery, Love: One Couple's Memoir by Susan Stellin,Graham MacIndoe