Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Iceberg - Marion Coutts

Marion Coutts was married to Tom, a art critic and writer who was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma brain tumour in 2008.  Faced with a grim diagnosis, this memoir chronicles their journey. As Tom begins to lose his ability to write and then speak, their young son is beginning to find his voice and his presence in this story helps to make it bearable and less depressing, as they try to find Tom more time with his family.

Marion is an artist and writer, and her writing in this book seems part poetry/part memoir and like so many cancer stories the grief is raw and open.  4/5

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