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What to Look for in Winter (Paperback)

Candia McWilliam

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"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.


Imprint: Vintage
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: August 2011
First published: August 2011
Authors: Candia McWilliam
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 482
ISBN-13: 978-0-09-953953-7
Barcode: 9780099539537
Categories: Promotions
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Literary
Books > Biography > Literary
LSN: 0-09-953953-5

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