Inside the Halo and Beyond: The Anatomy of a Recovery

Inside the Halo and Beyond: The Anatomy of a Recovery

by Maxine Kumin

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Overview

"Here is a singular story of survival, an earthly miracle wrought by family devotion, gardens, horses, guts. A compelling read."—Carolyn Heilbrun


In July 1998, when Maxine Kumin's horse bolted at a carriage-driving clinic, she was not expected to live. Yet, less than a year later, her progress pronounced a miracle by her doctors, she was at work on this journal of her astonishing recovery. She tells of her time "inside the halo," the near-medieval device that kept her head immobile during weeks of intensive care and rehabilitation, of the lasting "rehab" friendships, and of the loving family who always believed she would heal. "[S]he resonates wisdom while announcing a triumph of body and soul."—Anne Roiphe, New York Times Book Review "Maxine Kumin brings the sensitivity and imagination of a poet to her extraordinary ordeal."—Richard Selzer, author of Mortal Lessons: Notes on the Art of Surgery "From a singular experience she has created a lesson that is universal, which, it seems to me, is the essence of being a poet."—Abraham Verghese, author of The Tennis Partner

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393322613
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/17/2001
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,220,386
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Maxine Kumin (1925—2014), a former U.S. poet laureate, was the author of nineteen poetry collections as well as numerous works of fiction and nonfiction. Her awards included the Pulitzer Prize, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Aiken Taylor Award, the Poet’s Prize, and the Harvard Arts and Robert Frost medals.

What People are Saying About This

Carolyn G. Heilburn

Compelling...powerfully moving...A singular story of survival.
—Carolyn Heilburn, author of Writing a Woman's Life

Richard Selzer

Maxine Kumin brings the sensitivity and imagination of a poet to her extraordinary ordeal.
—Richard Selzer, M.D., author of The Doctor Stories

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