A husbandas unflinching account of his wifeas unravelling. How Linda Died is Frank Daveyas powerful and painfully precise account of his wifeas fight against an inoperable brain tumor. Lindaas proud refusal to tell anyone about her deteriorating condition left Frank with few people to confide in. As Lindaas mind fell victim to cancer, Frank took to recording his memories with increasingly compulsive and private intensity. He found himself reckoning with the demons of a past that Linda could no longer share and mourning the loss of a present she could no longer enjoy. At the same time, he found himself reflecting on the habits, rituals, and diversions that punctuated his life. How could he reconcile his passion for showing prize-winning Great Danes with Lindaas debilitating illness? How could he talk about the great wines he loved or the fabulous coq au vin they had shared right after he talked about the clinical details of her approaching death or her bizarre behaviour? What makes this book so special a and in many ways so brilliantly odd a is the life-defining contrasts it records, often in a single breath. At once a shattering portrayal of a devastating disease and an obsessive record of one manas selfinterrogation amidst a welter of conflicting emotions, How Linda Died is a gripping memoir, beautiful in its morbidity and searing in its relentless refusal to sidestep the truth.The damage to the Honda is more extensive-a-a crumpled fender, crushed headlight mounting, a crushed parking light, and a loosened front bumper. I tell him that the caraa 1988 model that Linda bought while practicing lawaprobably isna#39;t worth fixing and that we may just have to do without a second vehicle and use taxis whenever his mom has an appointment while Ia#39;m using the van. We might haveanbsp;...
|Title||:||How Linda Died|
|Publisher||:||ECW Press - 2002|