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Thirty days : a journey to the end of love
Thirty days : a journey to the end of love
Baker, Mark Raphael, 1959-2017
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Thirty Days is a portrait of grief, of a marriage and of a family. It is the moving memoir of Mark's wife of 32 years, Kerryn Baker, who died ten months after her diagnosis, aged 55, from stomach cancer. It is also a study in how we construct our own version of the past, after Mark discovers a cache of Kerryn's letters in the laundry cupboard and has to rethink their relationship. It is a book about memory and its uncertainties, as Mark sifts through photos and home movies, as his wife gets sicker, and his search for clues about their relationship grows more desperate. In her last days, Kerryn reveals her traumatic childhood to Mark for the first time. She emerges as the rock of the family, a brave and wise woman, clear-eyed about her treatment, focused on finding the path to a peaceful death. Paradoxically, her dying brings the couple back to the intensity of their first love.
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryBiography362.1699433 BAKAvailable
Sandringham Library ExpressBiography362.1699433 BAKIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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