Two Kinds of Decay A Memoir

ISBN-10: 0312428448

ISBN-13: 9780312428440

Edition: N/A

Authors: Sarah Manguso

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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, paralyzing 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,The Two Kinds of Decaytranscends the very notion of what an illness story can and should be.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 5/26/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

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