The Iceberg: A Memoir

Marion Coutts


Winner of the Wellcome Prize

A finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Award

“A memoir rather in contrast to the other. It has the power of an arrow: taut, spiked, quavering, operating to its deadly conclusion...an outstanding tale instructed in a unprecedented way.”—The Sunday Times

“The so much heartbreaking memoir of the year.”—Independent on Sunday

Winner of the Wellcome e-book Prize, and finalist for each significant nonfiction award within the united kingdom, together with the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Award, The Iceberg is artist and author Marion Coutts’ stunning memoir; an “adventure of being and demise “and a compelling, poetic meditation on kin, love, and language.

In 2008, Tom Lubbach, the manager paintings critic for The Independent used to be clinically determined with a mind tumor. The Iceberg is his spouse, Marion Coutts’, fierce, beautiful account of the 2 years prime as much as his loss of life. In spare, breathtaking prose, Coutts conveys the insupportable and, along their 12 months outdated son Ev—whose language is constructing as Tom’s is disappearing—Marion and Tom lovingly climate the hurricane jointly. briefly bursts of exquisitely textured prose, The Iceberg turns into a unique murals and an uplifting and common tale of patience within the face of loss.

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