Octavia Bright & Olivia Laing: This Ragged Grace

This Ragged Grace (Canongate) tells the story of Octavia Bright’s journey through recovery from alcohol addiction, and the parallel story of her father’s descent into Alzheimer’s. Looking back over this time, each of the seven chapters explores the feelings and experiences of the corresponding year of her recovery, tracing the shift in emotion and understanding that comes with the deepening connection to this new way of life.

Bright was in conversation with Olivia Laing, author of Everybody (Picador).

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