By Susan Stellin,Graham MacIndoe
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while Susan Stellin requested Graham MacIndoe to shoot her writer picture for an upcoming commute publication, she slightly knew him with the exception of a couple of weekends with mutual acquaintances at a summer season condominium in Montauk. He was once a gregarious, divorced Scotsman who had lately gotten sober; she used to be an self reliant New Yorker who determined to take an opportunity on a rough-around-the-edges man. yet their dating was once quickly demonstrated whilst Susan came across that Graham nonetheless had a drug behavior he used to be hiding.
From their harrowing portrayal of the ravages of habit to the beautiful chain of occasions that ended in Graham’s arrest and imprisonment at Rikers Island, Chancers unfolds in alternating chapters that supply views on a dating that finally endures opposed to lengthy odds. Susan follows Graham down the rabbit gap of the yank felony justice process, 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 equipped over twenty years.
superbly written, brutally sincere, but packed with suspense and desire, Chancers will resonate with a person who has been touched by means of the heartache of habit, the nightmare of incarceration, or the cruel selection of leaving or staying with an individual who's suffering at the street to restoration. through sharing their tale, Susan and Graham express the worth of speaking approximately themes many people are too scared to address.
Praise for Chancers
“Stellin and MacIndoe, in entries occasionally comparable to opponents within the ring, inform the tale in their lives as MacIndoe rides a roller-coaster lifetime of drug dependancy and criminal. . . . it's a extraordinary 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 melancholy, advantages saving. . . . [Chancers] grabs in a voyeuristic method and propels page-turning to determine what occurs subsequent in a saga no cleaning soap opera might create.”—The Buffalo News
“Emotionally resonant and frivolously based, 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 complicated and very own binary memoir of dependancy and sustainable love.”—Kirkus Reviews
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