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Title   Mortality 

UBS Price: $29.69

Author   HITCHENS Christopher  ISBN   9781742374611  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Allen & Unwin  Group   Reference View shopping cart
Binding   Hardback Category   Lang/Literac  Terms and conditions
Edition   1/2012 Type   Writ & Pub Go back
Publication Year   2012 
Subject   Memoirs 
Stock Status   Not currently in stock - contact store for availability 
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Synopsis During the US book tour for his memoir, Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens collapsed in his New York hotel room to excrutiating pain in his chest and thorax. As he would later write in the first of a series of deeply moving Vanity Fair pieces, he was being deported 'from the country of the well across the stark frontier that marks off the land of malady.' Until his death in 2011 he underwent the brutal gamut of modern cancer treatment, enduring catastrophic levels of suffering and eventually losing his voice. Mortality is the most meditative piece of writing Hitchens has ever produced; at once an unsparingly honest account of the ravages of his disease, an examination of cancer bathroom etiquette, and the coda to a lifetime of fierce debate and peerless prose. In this eloquent confrontation of mortality, Hitchens returns a human face to a disease that has become a contemporary cipher of suffering.

Featured in the September 2012 Popular Health newsletter.
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