Publisher: Blackstaff Pr (December 31, 1990)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 5.6 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
Painfully truthful...wise prose."" - Publishers Weekly. ""Among literature's best depictions of serious and prolonged illness. Set in Ireland in the 1950s, when tuberculosis was a serious scourge, it shows the lives of the inmates of a sanatorium. The isolation, the loss of family contacts and useful work, the acceptance of death, the tragedy of young death, the loss of nature, all are very real -The book is relevant to the healthy, as a reminder that frailty and death are not far removed from us."" - Eastern Washington Book Review Council.