A writer chronicles the surrender of her body to MS; a woman running a substance-abuse clinic faces challenges from clients, donors and her own past; two brothers fix up a house - but can't quite fix the aging parents who will live in it. From the chalky horse-pills of faceless pharmaceutical conglomerates to the hot toddy that was Grandmother's remedy for bruised knees, broken hearts and everything besides - here are stories about the ways we face our ailments and the ways we seek to cure ourselves.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: John Freeman
Publisher: Granta Publications Ltd
Imprint: Granta Publications Ltd
Dimensions: Width: 14.80cm , Height: 1.70cm , Length: 21.00cm
ISBN 10: 1905881614
Publication Date: 16 August 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In Print
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John Freeman has been editor of Granta since 2009. He is the author of The Tyranny of E-mail and former president of the National Book Critics Circle. His criticism has appeared in The New York Times, the Guardian and the Independent.
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