Is the Impossible Knife of Memory a true story?

What inspired you to write The Impossible Knife of Memory? The book reflects a bit of what I went through with my father. He was a WWII vet with PTSD whose alcoholism was a disruptive force in our family for a long time. Most of the book is fiction, of course, but the emotional core comes from that relationship.

What is the book The Impossible knife of memory about?

For the past five years, Hayley Kincain and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school.

What is the setting of the Impossible Knife of Memory?

Setting. The story takes place in Hayley’s home town where she grew up. However, she doesnt find it very familiar because of all of the traveling she has done the past few years with her dad. She is a senior in high school but her school is lame and dreary in her eyes.

Who is Trish in the impossible knife of memory?

The one person who might be able to save Hayley and her father is Trish, a recovering alcoholic who deserted them when she hit rock bottom from her own addiction. When Trish arrives to help, Hayley refuses to let her, afraid of being abandoned and hurt again.

What is the genre of the impossible knife of memory?

The Impossible Knife of Memory/Genres

Who wrote the impossible knife of memory?

Laurie Halse Anderson
The Impossible Knife of Memory/Authors

Will being back home help Andy’s PTSD, or will his terrible memories drag him to the edge of hell, and drugs push him over? The Impossible Knife of Memory is Laurie Halse Anderson at her finest: compelling, surprising, and impossible to put down.

How many pages does the impossible knife of memory have?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780147510723
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 06/02/2015
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 105,877