By Marion Coutts
A finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Award
“A memoir fairly in contrast to the other. It has the energy of an arrow: taut, spiked, quavering, operating to its deadly conclusion...an awesome tale instructed in a rare way.”—The Sunday Times
“The such a lot heartbreaking memoir of the year.”—Independent on Sunday
Winner of the Wellcome publication Prize, and finalist for each significant nonfiction award within the united kingdom, together with the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Award, The Iceberg is artist and author Marion Coutts’ staggering memoir; an “adventure of being and demise “and a compelling, poetic meditation on family members, love, and language.
In 2008, Tom Lubbach, the executive paintings critic for The Independent was once clinically determined with a mind tumor. The Iceberg is his spouse, Marion Coutts’, fierce, beautiful account of the 2 years best as much as his loss of life. In spare, breathtaking prose, Coutts conveys the insupportable and, along their yr outdated son Ev—whose language is constructing as Tom’s is disappearing—Marion and Tom lovingly climate the hurricane jointly. in brief bursts of exquisitely textured prose, The Iceberg turns into a novel murals and an uplifting and common tale of persistence within the face of loss.
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