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Death in Slow Motion: A Memoir of a Daughter, Her Mother, and the Beast Called Alzheimer's

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When her once-glamorous and witty novelist-mother got Alzheimer's, Eleanor Cooney moved her from her beloved Connecticut home to California in order to care for her. In tense, searing prose, punctuated with the blackest of humor, Cooney documents the slow erosion of her mother's mind, the powerful bond the two shared, and her own descent into drink and despair.

But the coping mechanism that finally serves this eloquent writer best is writing, the ability to bring to vivid life the memories her mother is losing. As her mother gropes in the gathering darkness for a grip on the world she once loved, succeeding only in conjuring sad fantasies of places and times with her late husband, Cooney revisits their true past. Death in Slow Motion becomes the mesmerizing story of Eleanor's actual childhood, straight out of the pages of John Cheever; the daring and vibrant mother she remembers; and a time that no longer exists for either of them.

Synopsis:

When it was plain that Cooney's once glamorous and witty novelist-mother had Alzheimer's, Cooney moved her across the continent in order to care for her. In bitter, searing prose, Cooney documents the slow disintegration of both her mother and the powerful lifelong bond the two had shared.

About the Author

Eleanor Cooney has published four novels. She lives in Mendocino, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060937973
Subtitle:
A Memoir of a Daughter, Her Mother, and the Beast Called Alzheimer's
Author:
Cooney, Eleanor
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Caregiving
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Alzheimer's disease
Subject:
Mother-child relations.
Subject:
Family health.
Subject:
Alzheimer Disease.
Subject:
Biography-Women
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. 180
Publication Date:
20040203
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.02x5.24x.66 in. .44 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , When it was plain that Cooney's once glamorous and witty novelist-mother had Alzheimer's, Cooney moved her across the continent in order to care for her. In bitter, searing prose, Cooney documents the slow disintegration of both her mother and the powerful lifelong bond the two had shared.

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