Original Sins

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by Hill, Matt Rowland | United Kingdom, Great Britain
Paperback | 320 pages

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An extraordinary memoir of faith, family, shame and addiction
by Hill, Matt Rowland | United Kingdom, Great Britain
Published 04/05/2023 by Vintage Publishing (Vintage) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 320 pages

An extraordinarily brave memoir about faith, family, shame and addiction – an Observer, New Statesman and Sunday Times Book of the Year

Matt Rowland Hill grew up the son of a minister in an evangelical Christian church. It was a childhood fraught with bitter family conflict and the fear of damnation. After a devastating loss of faith in his late teens, Matt began his search for salvation elsewhere, eventually becoming addicted to crack and heroin – an ordeal that stretched over a decade and culminated in a period of hopeless darkness.

Recklessly honest, and as funny as it is grave, Original Sins is an extraordinary memoir of faith, family, shame and addiction. It’s about looking for answers to life’s big questions in all the wrong places, how hope can arrive in the most unexpected forms, and how the stories we tell might help us survive.

‘Remarkable, funny, arrestingly well-written… Brings to mind Edward St Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose novels, but is also entirely, exhilaratingly its own thing’ The Times
‘Electric… Artfully structured with novelistic verve… Hill is a blazing talent’ Observer
‘A beautifully controlled tale of a life spiralling out of control… One of the best books I’ve read this year’ Sunday Times

LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY PRIZE

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