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In the Shadow of Memory (American Lives)

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In December 1988 Floyd Skloot was stricken by a virus that targeted his brain, leaving him totally disabled and utterly changed. In the Shadow of Memory is an intimate picture of what it is like to find oneself possessed of a ravaged memory and unstable balance and confronted by wholesale changes in both cognitive and emotional powers. Skloot also explores the gradual reassembling of himself, putting together his scattered memories, rediscovering the meaning of childhood and family history, and learning a new way to be at home in the world. Combining the authors skills as a poet and novelist, this book finds humor, meaning, and hope in the story of a fragmented life made whole by love and the courage to thrive.

About the Author

Floyd Skloot is the author of three novels, four collections of poetry, and a collection of essays, The Night Side. Individual essays from In the Shadow of Memory have been included in the anthologies The Best American Essays, The Art of the Essay 1999, and The Best American Science Writing 2000. The essay "A Measure of Acceptance" won the 2004 Pushcart Prize.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803293229
Editor:
Wolff, Tobias
Publisher:
Bison Books
Editor:
Wolff, Tobias
Author:
Skloot, Floyd
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Creative Ability
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Diseases - Nervous System (incl. Brain)
Subject:
Medical - General
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
American Lives
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
9 x 5.5 in 0.75 lb

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