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The Long Goodbye: A Memoir

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ISBN: 1844086771 - The Long Goodbye: A Memoir  
Title:The Long Goodbye: A Memoir
Author:Meghan O'Rourke
Publisher:Virago
Type:Book / Paperback
Publication Date:05 April, 2012
ISBN / ISBN-13:1844086771  /  9781844086771
List Price:£8.99
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Meghan O'Rourke was thirty-two when her mother died of cancer on Christmas Day, 2008. As a writer, even in the depths of her grief, she was fascinated by what she observed of herself in the aftermath: the rage she felt, not only at what had happened to her mother, but also at the inability of people to acknowledge her pain; her sense that the meaning of her life had changed fundamentally with the loss of a parent; the way that the reassuringly familiar often became somehow completely new and strange. The Long Goodbye interleaves personal recollections of her much-loved mother with an examination of what it means to grieve in a society which no longer has the rituals - or even, most of the time, the desire - to engage with grief, to understand it, and to let it do both its worst - and its best.

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