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An uplifting tale of sickness and survival - this is Bee Lavender's riveting story of a childhood spent dealing with a host of life-threatening illnesses.
Diagnosed with cancer at age twelve and perilously pregnant at eighteen, surviving surgeries and violent accidents: sometimes you can't believe Bee Lavender is still alive; sometimes you think nothing could kill her.
Bee Lavender holds nothing back as she recounts her life spent in and out of hospitals and her subsequent dissociation from her own body and emotions. She struggles with health problems from birth, which are compounded by her surroundings, including frequent encounters with street fights, domestic violence and poverty. Her voice is as strong as the front she puts up for the multitude of doctors she sees, and it's hard not to be in awe of what one fragile human being can withstand in the course of such a short lifetime. Her strength and sheer determination to live make this striking book completely engrossing.
'an incredible tale of survival.' Shari Low, DAILY RECORD
Publication date: 21/03/2007
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||21st March 2007|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, Book Club Recommendations, eBook Favourites,|
Bee Lavender is a writer, editor, publisher, and activist. After living in the Pacific Northwest for thirty-three years she moved to England, where her office is a canal boat moored on the River Cam. Her previous books include the anthologies Breeder (Seal Press, 2001) and Mamaphonic (Soft Skull Press, 2004).More About Bee Lavender