Dewi Lewis, 2014 (1st edition)
hardback, 19×25 cm
172 pages, color photographs
Shortlisted at Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2014
“Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are brutal holidays in our family”.
Tommy, Cammy’s brother
This is the story of the Robinson family —and the aftermath suffered in losing their 26-year-old daughter to bulimia. Working closely with the family of the sufferer, Laia Abril shows us the dilemmas and struggles that are part of the everyday life of many young girls, but also the problems the families themselves face in dealing with their guilt and, in the worst cases, accepting the loss.
The Epilogue is about absence, but also about Cammy’s omnipresence: her energy, her willfulness, her often clandestine struggle with a disorder that truncated her life and capsized the lives of those around her. The book shares the dilemmas and the frustration, the guilt and the sorrow, all blended together in the bittersweet act of remembering their most troubled loved one.