Two Kinds Of Decay

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The most extraordinary memoir about illness and grief since Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking.

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At twenty-one, just as she was starting to comprehend the puzzles of adulthood, Sarah Manguso was faced with another: a wildly unpredictable autoimmune disease that appeared suddenly and tore through her twenties, paralysing her for weeks at a time, programming her first to expect nothing from life and then, furiously, to expect everything. In this captivating story, Manguso recalls her struggle: arduous blood cleansings, collapsed veins, multiple chest catheters, depression, the deaths of friends and strangers, addiction, and, worst of all for a writer, the trite metaphors that accompany prolonged illness. A book of tremendous grace and humour, The Two Kinds of Decay transcends the very notion of what an account of illness can and should be.

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Weight 0.142 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.3 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

184

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

362.1968560092 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K