The Iceberg: A Memoir

By Marion Coutts

Winner of the Wellcome Prize

A finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Award

“A memoir fairly in contrast to the other. It has the power of an arrow: taut, spiked, quavering, operating to its deadly conclusion...an impressive tale informed in a rare way.”—The Sunday Times

“The so much heartbreaking memoir of the year.”—Independent on Sunday

Winner of the Wellcome ebook Prize, and finalist for each significant nonfiction award within the united kingdom, together with the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Award, The Iceberg is artist and author Marion Coutts’ unbelievable memoir; an “adventure of being and loss of life “and a compelling, poetic meditation on relations, love, and language.

In 2008, Tom Lubbach, the executive artwork critic for The Independent used to be clinically determined with a mind tumor. The Iceberg is his spouse, Marion Coutts’, fierce, beautiful account of the 2 years prime as much as his loss of life. In spare, breathtaking prose, Coutts conveys the insupportable and, along their yr previous son Ev—whose language is constructing as Tom’s is disappearing—Marion and Tom lovingly climate the hurricane jointly. in brief bursts of exquisitely textured prose, The Iceberg turns into a novel murals and an uplifting and common tale of persistence within the face of loss.

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