Misted Mirror

by Jones, Gillian

Misted Mirror

Price:  US$22.18   (SGD30.80*)
Format:  Paper Back, 184 pages
Published:  2011, Hong Kong, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789881993236
SB#:  052924 (803)

About This Book

Her husband Keith's illness with Parkinson's Disease and his poetry gave Gillian Jones the impetus to write A Misted Mirror. Structured around the poetry, the novel imagines and explores the life together of a fictional couple, Sarah and David, with flashbacks to before they met, and chronicles David's later decline with Parkinson's Disease and dementia. This is a powerful and compelling story, of a young man sowing wild oats in Africa, confronting his demons in the hothouse of a London arts community, and finding pleasure and satisfaction in a second marriage, family and career. The results of his illness come as a heartrending contrast but mitigated by a generous late-flowering of his poetry.

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