The Bright Hour A Memoir of Living and Dying

by Nina Riggs

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August 2017 Book of the Month

The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying is Nina’s intimate, unflinching account of ‘living with death in the room’. She tells her story in a series of absurd, poignant and often hilarious vignettes drawn froma life that has ‘no real future or arc left to it, yet still goes on as if it does’. This unforgettable memoir leads the reader into the innermost chambers of the writer’s life: into the mind and heart, the work and home and family, of a young woman alternately seeking to make peace with and raging against the reality of her approaching death.


The Bright Hour A Memoir of Living and Dying Synopsis

In 2015 poet and writer Nina Riggs was diagnosed with breast cancer, and it metastasised later that year. She was thirty-eight years old, married to the love of her life and the mother of two small boys; her mother had died only a few months earlier from multiple myeloma.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781911231134
Publication date: 3rd August 2017
Author: Nina Riggs
Publisher: Text Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Primary Genre Biographies & Autobiographies

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Nina Riggs Press Reviews

“Stunning…heartrending…this year’s When Breath Becomes Air.” Nora Krug, The Washington Post

‘Gorgeous and brave, Nina Riggs’s memoir explodes with life and insight even amid ruin—with lines so poetic they knocked the wind out of me. It’s heartbreaking, funny, clear-eyed, and entirely devoid of cliché. This book is her hard-won treasure, and ours.’ Dr. Lucy Kalanithi

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