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The Iceberg [American edition]

Coutts, Marion. 2014. The Iceberg [American edition]. New York: Grove Atlantic. ISBN 978-0-8021-2460-9 [Book]

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Winner of the Wellcome Book Prize, and finalist for every major nonfiction award in the UK, including the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Award, The Iceberg is artist and writer Marion Coutts’ astonishing memoir; an “adventure of being and dying “and a compelling, poetic meditation on family, love, and language.

In 2008, Tom Lubbach, the chief art critic for The Independent was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The Iceberg is his wife, Marion Coutts’, fierce, exquisite account of the two years leading up to his death. In spare, breathtaking prose, Coutts conveys the intolerable and, alongside their two year old son Ev—whose language is developing as Tom’s is disappearing—Marion and Tom lovingly weather the storm together. In short bursts of exquisitely textured prose, The Iceberg becomes a singular work of art and an uplifting and universal story of endurance in the face of loss.

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Art

Date:

2014

Item ID:

21077

Date Deposited:

22 Sep 2017 09:40

Last Modified:

02 Aug 2018 08:33

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/21077

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