The Museum Of Words: A Memoir Of Language, Writing, And Mortality

The Museum Of Words: A Memoir Of Language, Writing, And Mortality  by Georgia Blain
$29.99
BUY IT NOW
Loyalty Reward Rebate
  1. $1.50*
  2. $2.10*
  3. $3.00*
  4. $3.00*
  * Rebate calculated before redemption of credit. See Terms for more information.


ISBN
9781925322255
Date Released
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
176
 
Only available to order
Estimated 10 - 14 business days until dispatch

Sorry, this product will not arrive before Christmas

Other Titles by Georgia Blain

Description
Information
In late 2015, Georgia Blain was diagnosed with a tumour sitting right in the language centre of her brain. Prior to this, Georgia's only warning had been a niggling sense that her speech was slightly awry. She ignored it, and on a bright spring day, as she was mowing the lawn, she collapsed on a bed of blossoms, blood frothing at her mouth. Waking up to find herself in the back of an ambulance being rushed to hospital, she tries to answer questions, but is unable to speak. After the shock of a bleak prognosis and a long, gruelling treatment schedule, she immediately turns to writing to rebuild her language and herself. At the same time, her mother, Anne Deveson, moves into a nursing home with Alzheimer's; weeks earlier, her best friend and mentor had been diagnosed with the same brain tumour. All three of them are writers, with language at the core of their being. The Museum of Words is a meditation on writing, reading, first words and last words, picking up thread after thread as it builds on each story to become a much larger narrative. This idiosyncratic and deeply personal memoir is a writer's take on how language shapes us, and how often we take it for granted - until we are in danger of losing it.
ISBN:
9781925322255
Publication Date:
28 / 08 / 2017
Pages:
176

You might also like