Journey of dark places isn’t always a compelling one

Journey of dark places isn’t always a compelling one
An art school drawing by William McLellan

Memoir: How I Got Into Art School. (And Out of Prison). By William McLellan. Old Street Publishing. €13.30. Reviewed by Kevin Power

All autobiographies are success stories. Even the bleakest misery memoir (Ma, He Sold Me For Two Smokes and a Sandwich) charts a heroic rise from the black depths of indigence and sorrow to the sunny heights of stability and joy.

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