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Beyond the High Blue Air A Memoir by Lu Spinney
  

Beyond the High Blue Air A Memoir

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This searingly honest, beautifully crafted memoir is a testament to the fierce power of maternal love. Aged just 29, gifted, athletic and loved, Lu Spinney's son Miles was on the brink of a brilliant future. Then a snowboarding accident changed everything. He suffered a devastating head injury and was left in a coma. With unflinching honesty, Lu has written a passionate, urgent account of the years following Miles's accident, revealing his existence imprisoned in a limbo of fluctuating consciousness, at times agonizingly aware of his predicament.

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Beyond the High Blue Air A Memoir by Lu Spinney

Beyond the High Blue Air explores the nature of self when all means of communication are lost, the anguish of witnessing Miles's suffering and the slow-dawning recognition by his family that, though Miles had been prevented from dying, he had not been brought back to a meaningful life.

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About the Author

Lu Spinney was born in Cape Town and grew up on a farm in Natal near the Drakensberg mountains. After university, she left South Africa to study in Nice and Paris, before settling in London. She lives very near her three remaining children and two stepdaughters. She has written this book so that her grandchildren can know Miles.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th May 2016

Author

Lu Spinney

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Publisher

Atlantic Books

Format

Hardback
240 pages

Categories

Memoirs

ISBN

9781782398875

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