What To Look For In Winter: A Memoir In Blindness

Hardcover | May 8, 2014

byCandia Mcwilliam

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The British literary sensation—“the most startling, discomforting, complicated, ungovernable, hilarious and heart-rending of memoirs ” (The Telegraph)—the story of a celebrated writer’s sudden descent into blindness, and of the redemptive journey into the past that her loss of sight sets in motion. Candia McWilliam, whose novels A Case of Knives, A Little Stranger, and Debatable Land made her a reader favorite throughout the United Kingdom and around the world, here breaks her decade-long silence with a searing, intimate memoir that fans of Lorna Sage’s Bad Blood, Mary Karr’s Lit, and Diana Athill’s Somewhere Toward the End will agree “cements her status as one of our most important literary writers beyond question” (Financial Times).

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The British literary sensation—“the most startling, discomforting, complicated, ungovernable, hilarious and heart-rending of memoirs ” (The Telegraph)—the story of a celebrated writer’s sudden descent into blindness, and of the redemptive journey into the past that her loss of sight sets in motion. Candia McWilliam, whose novels A Case...

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"The most startling, discomforting, complicated, ungovernable, hilarious, and heartrending of memoirs" (The Telegraph, london)—the story of a celebrated writer's sudden descent into blindness, and the redemptive journey into the past that her loss of sight sets in motionIn 2006 the acclaimed novelist Candia McWilliam began losing her s...

Candia McWilliam was born in Edinburgh. She is the author ofA Case of Knives(1988), which won a Betty Trask Prize;A Little Stranger(1989);Debatable Land(1994), which was awarded the Guardian Fiction Prize and the Premio Grinzane Cavour in its Italian translation for the best foreign novel of the year; and a collection of stories,Wait T...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.5 × 6.63 × 1.4 inPublished:May 8, 2014Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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“Sparkles with vivid descriptions….An astonishingly beautiful portrait of what the world looks like when you can no longer see it.”