In Gratitude

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In August 2014, Jenny Diski was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer and given ‘two or three’ years to live. She didn’t know how to react. All responses felt scripted, laden with cliché. Being a writer, she decided to write about it (grappling with the unoriginality even of this), and also tell a story she has not yet told: that of being taken in, aged 15, by the author Doris Lessing, and the subsequent 50 years of their complex relationship.

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_______________‘One of the most inventive, original and disturbing writers of her generation’Daily Telegraph‘Diski does not do linear, or normal, or boring ? In Gratitude amounts to the inner monologue of a highly intelligent, furiously funny, traumatised woman’ – Helen Davies, Sunday Times‘She deserves our unfeigned admiration, not for her bravery or her struggle, or any irrelevant tosh like that, but for writing so well’ – Guardian_______________In August 2014, Jenny Diski was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer and given ‘two or three years’ to live. Being a writer, she decided to write about her experience – and to tell a story she had not yet told: that of being taken in, aged fifteen, by the author Doris Lessing, and the subsequent fifty years of their complex relationship. Splicing childhood memories with present-day realities, Diski paints an unflinching portrait of two extraordinary writers – Lessing and herself.Jenny Diski died a week after the publication of In Gratitude. A cerebral, witty, dazzlingly candid memoir, it is her final masterpiece.

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Weight 234 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.8 cm
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Paperback

Pages

264

Language

English

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Dewey

362.196994240092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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