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Fragments of a Half-Life

Fragments of A Half-Life is a rare collection of intimate writings from award-winning poet and philosopher Emily Maroutian. This fragmented anthology diverges from her familiar uplifting tone, allowing the reader to journey into the mind of the poet as she comes to terms with past trauma, uncomfortable truths, and the pain of life after recovery.

Written over the span of ten years, this collection features passages and poetry from old journals that were later discarded. The reflective accounts serve as candid observations and confessions about the difficulty of healing, including variants of the existential crisis that shadowed the writer for decades.

If you’re familiar with Maroutian’s previous works, then you’ve experienced her life-changing insights, deep-seated wisdom, and overall comforting words. In this book, however, you’ll discover the roots and the shadows behind it all.

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