The Two Kinds of Decay

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Product Details

Price
$17.00  $15.81
Publisher
St. Martins Press-3PL
Publish Date
Pages
192
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.4 X 0.3 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780312428440

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About the Author

SARAH MANGUSO is the author of two books of poetry, and the short-story collection Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape.

Reviews

"Manguso has produced a remarkable, clear-eyed account that turns horror into something humane and beautiful." --The New York Times Book Review

"Moving . . . a fiercely truthful memoir of illness." --The Boston Globe

"Here is not a day-by-day description of this grueling time, but an impressionistic text filled with bright, poetic flashes. . . . Many sick people learn to live in the moment, but the power of Manguso's writing makes that truism revelatory." --The Washington Post Book World

"Manguso's slender volume is written in a sparese, no-nonsense style that can be chilling but makes you cheer for the author." --New York Post

"Manguso writes this account from the far end of the illness, looking back on it from a position of physical strength, biting ferocity, and unsentimental wit." --Bookforum

"A series of brief, elliptical vignettes composed of sentences as spare as they are unsparing . . . Manguso pushes beyond the familiar confrontation between doctor and patient to explore the linguistic confusion at the heart of the power struggle." --Slate

"[A] stunning story . . . Manguso's deadpan tone works equally well in service of the painful and funny moments, or when the two meet." --Time Out Chicago