Blue Genes: A Memoir of Loss and Survival

Author: Christopher Lukas
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Category: Biography: General, Memoirs, Psychology, Abnormal Psychology
Book Format: Paperback

Tony and I are brothers across the stroboscopic echoes of the past: dissolving across black interludes into the next image, and the next, and the next, until all vestige of pure vision is destroyed. All that is left is memory, and we know how faulty that can be. Who Tony was is forever blurred by who I was and how I remember who I thought Tony was . . . He is dead, and I am aliveleft to dwell on questions, and to seek the answers . . . Would I, too, end up killing myself? Was the legacy of self-destruction I would discover in my family too great for me to survive? If so, when would the pendulum swing? And, if it never did, why not? How could Ialmost alone among my familyescape? FromBlue GenesThis courageous, engrossing memoir explores the complex and shattering effects of a family legacy of depression and suicide on the author and his brother, the award-winning journalist, J. Anthony Lukas. Christopher (Kit) Lukass mother committed suicide when he was a boy. He and his brother, Tony, were not told how she died. No one spoke of the familys history of depression and bipolar disorder. The legacy of guilt and grief haunted Kit and Tony throughout their lives. Both brothers achieved remarkable success, Tony as a gifted journalist, Kit as an accomplished television producer and director. After suffering bouts of depression, Kit was able to confront his familys troubled past, drawing on his experience to writeSilent Grief, an invaluable guide to surviving a loved ones suicide. Tony forged a sterling career, eventually winning two Pulitzer Prizes, including one for the now-classicbookCommon Ground. But he never seemed to find the contentment Kit had attained; he remained creative, but depressed. In 1997, shortly before the publication of his acclaimed book, Big Trouble, Tony Lukas committed suicide. Blue Genesportrays the lives of two brothers who alternately locked horns and found solace in each other. Written with heartrending candor, it cap

About Christopher Lukas
CHRISTOPHER LUKAS has worked as a writer-producer-director in public and commercial television and won Emmy Awards for his programs. He is the author and coauthor of five books. Lukas has two grown daughters, and lives near New York City where he is continuing to make films, write books, and work as a film and stage actor.


SKU BK-9780767929011
Barcode # 9780767929011
Brand Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Artist / Author Christopher Lukas
Shipping Weight 0.2600kg
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