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MOTHERCARE: On Obligation, Love, Death, and Ambivalence (edició 2022)
de Lynne Tillman (Autor)
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MOTHERCARE: On Obligation, Love, Death, and Ambivalence de Lynne Tillman
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From the brilliantly original novelist and cultural critic Lynne Tillman comes MOTHERCARE, an honest and beautifully written account of a sudden, drastically changed relationship to one's mother, and of the time and labor spent navigating the American healthcare system. When a mother's unusual health condition, normal pressure hydrocephalus, renders her entirely dependent on you, your sisters, caregivers, and companions, the unthinkable becomes daily life. In MOTHERCARE, Tillman describes doing what seems impossible: handling her mother as if she were a child and coping with a longtime ambivalence toward her. In Tillman's celebrated style and as a "rich noticer of strange things" (Colm Tóibín), she describes, without flinching, the unexpected, heartbreaking, and anxious eleven years of caring for a sick parent. MOTHERCARE is both a cautionary tale and sympathetic guidance for anyone who suddenly becomes a caregiver. This story may be helpful, informative, consoling, or upsetting, but it never fails to underscore how impossible it is to get the job done completely right.
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Classificació Decimal de Dewey (DDC)616.85 — Technology and Application of Knowledge Medicine and health Diseases Diseases of nervous system and mental disorders Miscellaneous
LCC (Clas. Bibl. Congrés EUA)
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