A Memoir

Porochista Khakpour
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A devastating memoir of chronic illness, misdiagnosis, addiction and the myth of full recovery - already an online phenomenon in the USA in summer 2018.

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For as long as Porochista Khakpour can remember, she has been sick. For most of that time, she didn't know why. A story of survival, pain and transformation, Sick examines the colossal impact of illness on one woman's life. It is a journey that took Porochista Khakpour from Tehran, the town of her birth, through the major cities of America, the country she came to call home, before she eventually found a diagnosis of late-stage Lyme disease.

Sick explores what it means to feel at home in one's body, and also one's country. And what it means not to.

Author bio:

Porochista Khakpour is the author of the novels Sons and Other Flammable Objects, which was longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, and The Last Illusion. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Elle, Slate and Salon, among others. She has been awarded a number of fellowships and is currently a guest member of the faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts and a Contributing Editor at the Evergreen Review. Born in Tehran and raised in Los Angeles, she now lives in New York City's Harlem. Her memoir, Sick, chronicles her discovery of late-stage Lyme disease.
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Category: Other books
ISBN: 9781786896049
Publisher: A&U Canongate
Imprint: Canongate PBS
Pub Date: September 2018
Page Extent: 272
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Biography: science, technology & medicine