I Am, I Am, I Am

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Item#: 9780735274112
Author O'farrell, Maggie
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An extraordinary memoir--told entirely in near-death experiences--from one of Britain's bestselling novelists, for fans ofWild,When Breath Becomes Air, andThe Year of Magical Thinking.<
>We are never closer to life than when we
ush up against the possibility of death.<
>I Am, I Am, I Amis Maggie O'Farrell's astonishing memoir of the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life. The childhood illness that left her in the hospital for nearly a year, which she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. An encounter with a serial killer on a remote path. And, most terrifying of all, an ongoing, daily struggle to protect her daughter from a condition that leaves her unimaginably vulnerable to life's myriad dangers.<
>Seventeen discrete encounters with Maggie at different ages, in different locations, reveal a whole life in a series of tense, visceral snapshots. In taut prose that vi
ates with electricity and a restrained emotion, O'Farrell captures the perils running just beneath the surface, and illuminates the preciousness, beauty and mysteries of life itself.