Mothercare

by Lynne Tillman
Mothercare
  • ISBN-13: 9781913512279
  • Author(s): Lynne Tillman
  • Subject: Literary essays
  • Publisher: Peninsula Press
  • Imprint: Peninsula Press
  • Publication Date: 23-03-2023
  • Format: p/b

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£10.99
From the brilliantly original novelist and critic Lynne Tillman comes Mothercare, an honest and beautifully written account of a sudden, drastically changed relationship to one s mother, and of the time and labour spent navigating the American healthcare system. When a mother s unusual health condition, normal pressure hydrocephalus, renders her entirely dependent on you, your sisters, caregivers, and companions, the unthinkable becomes daily life. In Mothercare, Tillman describes doing what seems impossible: handling her mother as if she were a child and coping with a longtime ambivalence toward her. In Tillman s celebrated style and as a rich noticer of strange things (Colm Tìib­n), she describes, without flinching, the unexpected, heartbreaking, and anxious eleven years of caring for a sick parent. Mothercare is both a cautionary tale and sympathetic guidance for anyone who suddenly becomes a caregiver. This story may be helpful, informative, consoling, or upsetting, but it never fails to underscore how impossible it is to get the job done completely right.
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From the brilliantly original novelist and critic Lynne Tillman comes Mothercare, an honest and beautifully written account of a sudden, drastically changed relationship to one s mother, and of the time and labour spent navigating the American healthcare system. When a mother s unusual health condition, normal pressure hydrocephalus, renders her entirely dependent on you, your sisters, caregivers, and companions, the unthinkable becomes daily life. In Mothercare, Tillman describes doing what seems impossible: handling her mother as if she were a child and coping with a longtime ambivalence toward her. In Tillman s celebrated style and as a rich noticer of strange things (Colm Tìib­n), she describes, without flinching, the unexpected, heartbreaking, and anxious eleven years of caring for a sick parent. Mothercare is both a cautionary tale and sympathetic guidance for anyone who suddenly becomes a caregiver. This story may be helpful, informative, consoling, or upsetting, but it never fails to underscore how impossible it is to get the job done completely right.

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