The Iceberg: A Memoir

By Marion Coutts

Winner of the Wellcome Prize

A finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Award

“A memoir particularly in contrast to the other. It has the power of an arrow: taut, spiked, quavering, operating to its deadly conclusion...an notable tale instructed in a unprecedented way.”—The Sunday Times

“The so much heartbreaking memoir of the year.”—Independent on Sunday

Winner of the Wellcome booklet Prize, and finalist for each significant nonfiction award within the united kingdom, together with the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Award, The Iceberg is artist and author Marion Coutts’ wonderful memoir; an “adventure of being and loss of life “and a compelling, poetic meditation on family members, love, and language.

In 2008, Tom Lubbach, the executive artwork critic for The Independent used to be clinically determined with a mind tumor. The Iceberg is his spouse, Marion Coutts’, fierce, beautiful account of the 2 years best as much as his dying. In spare, breathtaking prose, Coutts conveys the insupportable and, along their 12 months previous son Ev—whose language is constructing as Tom’s is disappearing—Marion and Tom lovingly climate the typhoon jointly. briefly bursts of exquisitely textured prose, The Iceberg turns into a novel murals and an uplifting and common tale of patience within the face of loss.

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