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The Two Kinds of Decay: A Memoir, Manguso, Sarah
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Author Name:    Manguso, Sarah

Title:   The Two Kinds of Decay: A Memoir

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Picador 

ISBN Number:   0312428448 / 9780312428440

Seller ID:   ING9780312428440

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At twenty-one, just as she was starting to comprehend the puzzles of adulthood, Sarah Manguso was faced with another: a wildly unpredictable autoimmune disease that appeared suddenly and tore through her twenties, paralyzing her for weeks at a time, programming her first to expect nothing from life and then, furiously, to expect everything. In this captivating story, Manguso recalls her struggle: arduous blood cleansings, collapsed veins, multiple chest catheters, depression, the deaths of friends and strangers, addiction, and, worst of all for a writer, the trite metaphors that accompany prolonged illness. A book of tremendous grace, "The Two Kinds of Decay "transcends the very notion of what an illness story can and should be.



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