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The Two Kinds of Decay: A Memoir

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  • Sales Rank:1,393,085
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  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:First Edition
  • Pages:192
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.2
  • Dimensions (in):8.2 x 5.5 x 0.6
  • Publication Date:May 26, 2009
  • ISBN:0312428448
  • EAN:9780312428440
  • ASIN:B003JTHSVI
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Synopsis

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 Decay transcends the very notion of what an illness story can and should be.


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