The Guardians

An Elegy

Sarah Manguso

Published: 7 February 2013
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 128 pages
ISBN: 9781847083111
£8.99

Overview

In 2008, one of Sarah Manguso's oldest friends discharged himself from a New York City psychiatric hospital and threw himself in front of a train; the last ten hours of his life are unaccounted for. In this new memoir, Manguso continues her attention to illness, suffering, and time's relentless forward momentum, which prevents total recovery from grief. As she did brilliantly in her first memoir, The Two Kinds of Decay, Manguso explores the insufficiency of explanation and the necessity of the imagination in making sense of anything at all.


About the author

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Sarah Manguso is the author of two books of poetry and the short-story collection Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, included with story collections by Dave Eggers and Deb Olin Unferth in McSweeney's One Hundred and Forty-Five Stories in a Small Box. Honours for her writing include a Pushcart Prize, the Joseph Brodsky Rome Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, the Truman Capote Fellowship at the University of Iowa and the Isabella Gardner Fellowship at teh MacDowell Colony. More about the author





 
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