I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death

Author: 
Maggie O'Farrell
Format: 
New
ISBN: 
978-0-7352-7411-2
Imprint: 
Knopf Canada
Binding: 
Hardcover

We are never closer to life than when we brush up against the possibility of death.

I Am, I Am, I Am is Maggie O'Farrell's astonishing memoir of the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life. The childhood illness that left her in the hospital for nearly a year, which she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. An encounter with a serial killer on a remote path. And, most terrifying of all, an ongoing, daily struggle to protect her daughter from a condition that leaves her unimaginably vulnerable to life's myriad dangers.

Seventeen discrete encounters with Maggie at different ages, in different locations, reveal a whole life in a series of tense, visceral snapshots. In taut prose that vibrates with electricity and a restrained emotion, O'Farrell captures the perils running just beneath the surface, and illuminates the preciousness, beauty and mysteries of life itself.

 

Biographies & Memoirs

Arts & Literature

Women

 

Publication Date: February 6, 2018
304 pages

$29.95
I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death
I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death