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In Love: A Memoir of Love & Loss


In Love: A Memoir of Love & Loss

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SKU: 9781783788996 Category: Product ID: 368486


Title: In Love: A Memoir of Love & Loss
Publication date: 29/03/2022
Imprint: GRANTA
Price: $30.00
Publishing status: Active

An astonishing and brave memoir of life, love, and assisted death, from the author of White Houses.

In January 2020, Amy Bloom travelled with her husband Brian to Switzerland, where he was helped by Dignitas to end his life while Amy sat with him and held his hand. Brian was terminally ill and for the last year of his life Amy had struggled to find a way to support his wish to take control of his death, to not submerge ‘into the darkness of an expiring existence’.

Written with piercing insight and wit, In Love is Bloom’s intimate, authentic and startling account of losing Brian, first slowly to the disease of Alzheimer’s, and then on becoming a widow. It charts the anxiety and pain of the process that led them to Dignitas, while never avoiding the complex ethical problems that are raised by assisted death. A poignant love letter to Bloom’s husband and a passionate outpouring of grief, In Love reaffirms the power and value of human relationships.

ISBN: 9781783788996
Dimension: 216mm X 135mm
Pages: 240

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Dimensions 216 × 135 mm