The Elements

The Elements A Widowhood

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'Stunning and immersive' Sinéad Gleeson

'The only book I've read that has made me feel less alone. A must read' Poorna Bell

'Powerful, humane and deeply affecting' Sali Hughes

'The must-read memoir' Red

What does it mean to become a widow at 35?

In her mid-thirties Kat Lister lost her husband to brain cancer. After five years of being a wife and one of being a carer, in love and in and out of hospitals, she became a widow.

In the year following his death Kat seeks refuge in stories of grief and widowhood, but struggles to find a language that can make sense of her experience and the physicality of bereavement. Instead, she turns to the elements - fire, water, earth, air - on her quest to come to terms with her grief, to inhabit her body again, and to find out who she is now.

The Elements is a story of love, pain, hope and, ultimately, transformation.

Book information

ISBN: 9781785786969
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Imprint: Icon Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.883092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 20g
Height: 146mm
Width: 224mm
Spine width: 27mm