"Our family was left to live with the legacy of suicide
and associated issues, despite the fact there were serious, clear and compelling concerns.
HALF IN LOVE: SURVIVING THE LEGACY OF SUICIDE
is a memoir that considers the aftermath of the author's mother's suicide--and the agony of witnessing her mother Anne Sexton's multiple, ultimately successful suicide attempts.
It is also the story of three generations of women grappling with the legacy of suicide
. Lolita, who declared of her attack on Congress, "I did not come here to kill, I came here to die." Her daughter Gladys, left in Puerto Rico to be raised by relatives and married at fifteen to a compulsively unfaithful husband.