I AM I AM I AM: Seventeen Brushes With Death

October 15, 2020|
I AM I AM I AM: Seventeen Brushes With Death by Maggie O'Farrell
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An extraordinary memoir--told entirely in near-death experiences--from one of Britain''s bestselling novelists, for fans of Wild, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Year of Magical Thinking.

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.
Born in Northern Ireland in 1972, MAGGIE O''FARRELL grew up in Wales and Scotland and now lives in London. She has worked as a waitress, chambermaid, bike messenger, teacher, arts administrator and journalist in Hong Kong and London, and as the deputy literary editor of The Independent on Sunday. Her debut novel, After You''d Gone (200...
Title:I AM I AM I AM: Seventeen Brushes With DeathFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8.53 X 5.97 X 1.12 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 8.53 X 5.97 X 1.12 inPublished:October 15, 2020Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0735274118

ISBN - 13:9780735274112

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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