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The Body's Memory: A Novel

The Body's Memory: A Novel

by Jean Stewart

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Deft and unblinking, Stewart's debut features 30-year old Kate Meredith, who narrates in spare, explicit style her account of the three years following the removal of a tumor from her hip, chronicling both her coming to terms with new limitations and her development toward a life of independence. (Aug.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
The epigraphs from Rilke, Heidegger, and Levertov found in the preface indicate both the nature and the quality of this tale of personal struggle. Using the journal form as structure, Stewart invites us into the world of Kate, a feisty and vivacious university English professor in her thirties who must adjust to the fact that she will never walk again after having a tumor removed from her hip. Once in her world, we meet Kate's friends and lovers and experience right along with her all the emotional turmoil, physical struggle, frustration, courage, fear, self-pity, and denial she experiences, as well as the final realization of self and of a new freedom. Stewart forces those not disabled to enter the world of the disabled and the disabled to confront a familiar world. Highly recommended.-- Jeris Cassel, Rutgers Univ. Libs . , New Brunswick, N.J.

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St. Martin's Press
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