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Synopsis:

In search of an escape from her suicidal sexually abusive parents, Diski spends her teenage years in the oblivion of heavy drug use and psychiatric wards. As an adult she finds a new haven: the boundless, blank iciness of Antarctica where everything "is colored white and filled with a singing silence."

This blistering account interweaves the story of the author's journey to the end of the earth, her daughter's search for Diski's missing mother, and Diski's own search of her memory-hardened heart.

About the Author

Jenny Diski has written seven novels, a volume of short stories, and a collection of essays. She lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781862070165
Publisher:
Granta Books
Location:
London :
Subject:
Women authors -- England -- Biography.
Publication Date:
1997
Illustrations:
Yes

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Biography » Women
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Skating to Antarctica
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"Synopsis" by , In search of an escape from her suicidal sexually abusive parents, Diski spends her teenage years in the oblivion of heavy drug use and psychiatric wards. As an adult she finds a new haven: the boundless, blank iciness of Antarctica where everything "is colored white and filled with a singing silence."

This blistering account interweaves the story of the author's journey to the end of the earth, her daughter's search for Diski's missing mother, and Diski's own search of her memory-hardened heart.

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