Sight : SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 by Jessie Greengrass

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018’A stunning debut’ GuardianIn Jessie Greengrass’ superb debut novel, our unnamed narrator recounts her progress to motherhood, while remembering the death of her own mother ten years before, and the childhood summers she spent with her psychoanalyst grandmother. Woven among these personal recollections are significant events in medical history: Wilhelm Roentgen’s discovery of the X-ray; Sigmund Freud’s development of psychoanalysis and the work that he did with his daughter, Anna; and the origins of modern surgery and the anatomy of pregnant bodies. Sight is a novel about being a parent and a child: what it is like to bring a person in to the world, and what it is to let one go.

Exquisitely written and fiercely intelligent, it is an incisive exploration of how we see others, and how we might know ourselves.

Format:
Paperback / softback 208 pages
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Imprint:
John Murray Publishers Ltd
ISBN:
9781473652392
Published:
8 Jan 2019
Classifications:
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Readership:
General (US: Trade)
Weight:
148g
Dimensions:
129 x 197 x 16 (mm)
Pub. Country:
United Kingdom
For sale in:
All countries

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