The Cure for Sleep (Hardback)Tanya Shadrick (author)
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Just days into motherhood, a woman begins dying. Fast and without warning.
On return from near-death, Tanya Shadrick vows to stop sleepwalking through life. To take more risks, like the characters in the fairy tales she loved as a small girl, before loss and fear had her retreat into routine and daydreams.
Around the care of young children, she starts to play with the shape and scale of her days: to stray from the path, get lost in the woods, make bargains with strangers.
As she moves beyond her respectable roles as worker, wife and mother in a small town, Tanya learns what it takes - and costs - to break the spell of longing for love, approval, safety, rescue.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 41 g
Dimensions: 222 x 138 mm
I love this book. Tanya's story is moving and inspiring. Her thoughts and writing are well considered, courageous & true: real art. Just reading her is pleasure * Amy Liptrot, author of The Outrun *
This is a book of women and words; homes and honesty; light and longing. A life laid bare, held to the morning light and given to us as reminder of what it means to choose to live. Shadrick weaves the raw beauty of the day to day with the magic of myth and fairy tale to offer us way through the darkest woods * Kerri ni Dochartaigh, author of Thin Places *
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