Giving up the ghost : a memoir

by Mantel, Hilary, 1952-

Format: Print Book 2017
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PR6063.A438 Z467 2017x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PR6063.A438 Z467 2017x

New York Times bestselling author Hilary Mantel, two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize, is one of the world's most accomplished and acclaimed fiction writers. Giving Up the Ghost , is her dazzling memoir of a career blighted by physical pain in which her singular imagination supplied compensation for the life her body was denied.

Selected by the New York Times as one of the 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years

"The story of my own childhood is a complicated sentence that I am always trying to finish, to finish and put behind me."

In postwar rural England, Hilary Mantel grew up convinced that the most extraordinary feats were within her grasp. But at nineteen, she became ill. Through years of misdiagnosis, she suffered patronizing psychiatric treatment and destructive surgery that left her without hope of children.

Beset by pain and sadness, she decided to "write herself into being"--one novel after another. This wry and visceral memoir will certainly bring new converts to Mantel's dark genius.

"Mesmerizing."-- The New York Times

Beautifully repackaged as part of the Picador Modern Classics Series, this special edition is small enough to fit in your pocket and bold enough to stand out on your bookshelf.

Additional Information
Series Picador modern classics.
Subjects Mantel, Hilary, -- 1952-
Mantel, Hilary, -- 1952- -- Family.
Mantel, Hilary, -- 1952- -- Childhood and youth.
Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Biography.
Chronic pain -- Patients -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Publisher New York, N.Y. :2017
Edition First Picador modern classics edition.
Language English
Notes "A John Macrae book."
"Originally published in Great Britain, in slightly different form, by Fourth Estate"--Title page verso.
Description 378 pages ; 15 cm
ISBN 9781250160669
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