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Codeine Diary: A Memoir


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Februar 1998

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

In Codeine Diary, award-winning poet Tom Andrews gives a riveting and often hilarious account of living fully under the shadow of hemophilia. Codeine Diary is a lyrical and haunting memoir of one man's refusal to succumb to the constraints of his disease. Andrews learned early that ordinary life is a perpetual, fragile miracle, which drove him to race motorcycles and play in a punk band as a teenager - pursuits most hemophiliacs would regard as foolhardy at best. But while Andrews was "a poster child for bad insurance risks", he was considered the healthy one in his family: his brother suffered from a devastating and ultimately fatal kidney disorder. In fact, the two diseases were eerily symmetrical: there were days when Andrews would suffer a bleed while his brother's blood would not stop coagulating. Having acquired hemophilia through a "spontaneous mutation" and not hereditarily, having avoided HIV, which nine out of ten severe hemophiliacs contracted in the early 1980s, Andrews is living proof of the strange role chance plays in our lives.
EAN: 9780316042444
ISBN: 0316042447
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 13 Jahre. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: LITTLE BROWN & CO INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 1998
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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