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Harper Collins Publ. UK
Just before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne's and Joan Didion's only daughter, Quintana, fell ill. At first they thought it was flu, then pneumonia, then complete sceptic shock. She was put into a coma and placed on life support. Days later - the night before New Year's Eve - the Dunnes were just sitting down to dinner after visiting the hospital when John suffered a massive and fatal heart attack. In a second, this close, symbiotic partnership of 40 years was over. Four weeks later, their daughter pulled through. Two months after that, she collapsed and underwent six hours of brain surgery. This powerful book is Didion's attempt to make sense of this time of tragedy. The result is an exploration of an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage, and a life, in good times and bad.
/ Key title From one of America's iconic writers, a portrait of a marriage and a life -- in good times and bad -- that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. A stunning book of electric honesty and passion. / The hardback version of 'The Year of Magical Thinking' was a New York Times bestseller throughout autumn 2005, and received over 14 Book of the Year nominations. / A powerful and devastatingly honest book of a family coping with love, life and death. / Over 13,000 hardback copies sold to date in the UK. / 'The Year of Magical Thinking' won America's National Book Award. / Backed by a major nationwide consumer campaign including outdoor and stunning full colour press ads in women's glossy monthly titles.
Joan Didion was born in California and lives in New York. She is the author of five novels and seven previous books of nonfiction: among them the great portraits of a decade in essays, 'Sentimental Journeys', 'The White Album', and 'Slouching Towards Bethlehem'.