"The most startling, discomforting, complicated, ungovernable,
hilarious, and heartrending of memoirs" ("The Telegraph,"
london)--the story of a celebrated writer's sudden descent into
blindness, and the redemptive journey into the past that her loss
of sight sets in motion
In 2006 the acclaimed novelist Candia McWilliam began losing her
sight, a gradual onset of blindness that seemed like an assault
cruelly tailored for someone whose life consisted of reading and
writing. Propelled to look inward and into the past, McWilliam
embarked on a painful personal voyage through a waste of snows
punctuated by shards of ice as she attempted to write her life
back. What followed was a flow of memory: her childhood in
Edinburgh, her devastating alcoholism, finding and losing her
bearings in Cambridge and London, her marriages, her children, and,
overshadowing it all, her mother's suicide.
A personal story of love and loss, addiction and reclamation,
her piercing memoir is also a celebration of friendship, reading,
children, and the consolations of landscape. In "What to Look for
in Winter," McWilliam riffles through her many incarnations to find
her true self and discover how she may come to see once more.
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