Metamorphosis A Life in Pieces

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Publisher's Synopsis

A darkly comic and moving memoir on what it means to be human in a world where nothing is certain, from the award-winning Oxford professor.

'A book that will stay with you for life'
NATALIE HAYNES

'The best book about multiple sclerosis'
THE TIMES

We all have trapdoors in our lives. Sometimes we jump off just in time... But sometimes we are unlucky. My own trapdoor was hidden in the consulting room of an Oxford neurologist.

When the trapdoor opened for Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, he plummeted into a world of MRI scans, a disobedient body and the crushing unpredictability of a multiple sclerosis diagnosis. But, as he explores in Metamorphosis, his fall also did something else. It took him deep into his own mind: his hopes, his fears, his loves and losses, and the books that would sustain, inform and nourish him as his life began to transform in ways he could never have imagined.

'A pitch-perfect memoir… touchingly honest and darkly funny'
JACQUELINE WILSON

'An outstanding feat… Riveting'
SUNDAY TIMES

About the Publisher

Vintage

Vintage

Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529920796
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 362.1968340092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 194g
Height: 198mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 17mm