How do experiences of sickness or incapacitation change our bodies, who we are, and how we see the world? And how do they affect the people around us?
In this anthology, we see from the point of view of patients, care-givers and family members. Physician and writer Sarah Sasson has curated a collection that is international and unforgettable.
In a Californian cafe, a music-lover develops psychosis while drinking green tea. In a Ghanaian paediatric ward, a doctor cares for a boy with kidney disease, while definitive treatments remain out of reach. In Melbourne, a mother watches as her son resists being taken to respite care.
This is not a book about death and dying. This is a book about life and how we live it. These stories reveal what is truly valued in this world, and speak to the ferocity with which we love.