This Broke My Heart

Suicide runs in families, but Sylvia Plath’s son Nicholas Hughes had apparently made a successful life for himself outside the glare of his mother’s myth. Now, suffering from depression, he has committed suicide. A specialist in river ecology and fish, he was a respected biologist in Alaska. “On a memorial page . . .  Lauren Tuori wrote of Mr. Hughes, recalling how he would often ‘seek out a larch tree in a forest of spruce’.” [More commentary here.]

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