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Constellations : Reflections From Life

Constellations : Reflections From Life

Sinead Gleeson

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'Utterly magnificent. Raw, thought-provoking and galvanising; this is a book every woman should read.' -Eimear McBride, author of A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing.

Literary essays

*Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2020*

*Winner of non-fiction book of the year at the Irish Book Awards*

'Utterly magnificent. Raw, thought-provoking and galvanising; this is a book every woman should read.' -Eimear McBride, author of A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing. I have come to think of all the metal in my body as artificial stars, glistening beneath the skin, a constellation of old and new metal. A map, a tracing of connections and a guide to looking at things from different angles. How do you tell the story of a life in a body, as it goes through sickness, health, motherhood?

How do you tell that story when you are not just a woman but a woman in Ireland? In the powerful and daring essays in Constellations Sinead Gleeson does that very thing. All of life is within these pages, from birth to first love, pregnancy to motherhood, terrifying sickness, old age and loss to death itself. Throughout this wide-ranging collection she also turns her restless eye outwards delving into work, art and our very ways of seeing.

In the tradition of some of our finest life writers, and yet still in her own spirited, generous voice, Sinead takes us on a journey that is both uniquely personal and yet universal in its resonance.

Here is the fierce joy and pain of being alive. 'Breathtaking and sublime.' - Nina Stibbe'Absolutely extraordinary and life-enhancing.' - Daisy Buchanan, author of How to be Grown-up.

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Author Sinead Gleeson
Publisher HMH Books
Publication date 31 Mar 2020
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780358213031

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