By Eli Hastings
A deeply own rumination at the existential factors for the desperation and unhappiness skilled via these struggling with habit and psychological illness, this nuanced memoir brings to existence the , decade-long courting among Eli Hastings and his good friend Serala. At kinfolk occasions, Serala wore saris and ate delicately from plates of curry. yet in different places, she wore a lip ring, fashion designer colours, and a cowboy hat; would continually drink frat boys below the desk; could sleep below 5 hours every week; and could position herself in risky occasions for one more bag of heroin. Serala’s complicated personality and likely haphazard offerings are made actual, from ill-advised quests for narcotics in Mexican border cities to unplanned 50-hour street journeys from L.A. to ny urban. even though her darkish and anxious trip concluded tragically at age 27, Eli Hastings writes with hopeful answer approximately his particular friendship.
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Clearly Now, the Rain: A Memoir of Love and Other Trips by Eli Hastings