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Winner of the Wellcome PrizeA finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa AwardA memoir quite unlike any other. It has the strength of an arrow: taut, spiked, quavering, working to its fatal conclusion...an extraordinary story told in an extraordinary way.”The Sunday TimesThe most heartbreaking memoir of the year.”Independent on SundayWinner of the Wellcome Book Prize and shortlisted for both the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Award,The Iceberg is a rare story about belonging, and an adventure of being and dying”, and a celebration of friendship, family, art, love, and language.In 2008, Tom Lubbach, the chief art critic for The Independent was diagnosed with a brain tumor.The Iceberg is his wife, artist and writer Marion Coutts’, fierce, exquisite memoir of the two years leading up to his death. Emails to friends of the path Tom’s disease was taking and many seemingly matter-of-fact statements convey the intolerable. Marion, Tom and their two year- old son, Ev, lovingly weather the storm together. In short bursts of breathtakingly exquisite textured prose,The Iceberg becomes a singular work of art.
Number of Pages: 272
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Author: Marion Coutts
Street Date: February 2, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-5921
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