“A compelling saga about a family thrown into chaos as they confront disease. A moving, honest and often surprisingly funny memoir about the ways adversity forces us to come together.”Dr. Tom Graboys, author of Life in the Balance
In May 2005, David Treadwaya successful psychologist, husband, and father of two sonswas diagnosed with stage 4, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and given a 25% chance of survival. David struggled with his journey from healer to patient, as he oriented himself following the abrupt transition from objective therapist to cancer support group member. But his life wasn’t the only one that changed in that instant. Kate, a physician practicing in the hospital where David was treated, faced her conflicting roles of wife, mother, and doctor. Twenty-eight-year-old Michael moved home to help take care of his father. Samthen a junior in collegefought to balance college life with the family crisis playing out at home.
David survived and now, in Home Before Dark, readers are grantedvia beautifully-crafted alternating chapters by all four Treadwaysa candid snapshot of one family dealing in the aftermath of the diagnosis of a terminal illness. From muddling through initial shock to translating the medical language of chemotherapy cocktails to managing the lingering ghost of fear even after David’s 2006 remission, the Treadways avoid platitudes and easy answers in favor of raw honesty. Moving, heartbreaking, morbidly wry and ultimately uplifting, Home Before Dark captures the everyday struggles of living with and loving someone fighting for his life.
|Publisher:||Union Square Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)|