The Perfection of Hope is only incidentally about disease; its theme is the soul's transformation brought about by an encounter with critical illness and a return to health. Its subject is not only the dreadful challenge of cancer, but the triumph of optimism and the moral need to live life to the fullest.
|Publisher:||MacFarlane Walter & Ross|
About the Author
Elizabeth Simpson lives in Victoria, where she teaches Canadian literature at Camosun College. In 2000 she published the critically acclaimed One Man at a Time, which was shortlisted for the VanCity Book Prize. Her 1997 work, The Perfection of Hope: A Soul Transformed by Critical Illness, about her experience with lung cancer, was also shortlisted for the VanCity Book Prize as well as the B.C. Book Prize.