Praise of Motherhood

Praise of Motherhood

Paperback (25 May 2012)

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Publisher's Synopsis

When Phil Jourdan's mother died suddenly in 2009, she left behind a legacy of kindness and charity - but she also left unanswered some troubling questions. Was she, as she once claimed, a spy? Had she suffered more profoundly as a woman and parent than she'd let on?

Jourdan's recollections of his struggles with psychosis, and his reconstructions of conversations with his enigmatic mother, form the core of this memoir. Psychoanalysis, poetry and confession all merge to tell the story of an ordinary woman whose death turned her into a symbol for extraordinary motherhood.

Book information

ISBN: 9781780992648
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Imprint: Zer0 Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.8743
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: x, 125
Weight: 140g
Height: 215mm
Width: 137mm
Spine width: 6mm