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Biography & Autobiography Personal Memoirs

Lunging into the Underbrush

A Life Lived Backward

by (author) David Homel

Publisher
Linda Leith Publishing
Initial publish date
Mar 2021
Category
Personal Memoirs, Aging, People with Disabilities
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781773900797
    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
    List Price
    $21.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781773900803
    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
    List Price
    $12.95

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Description

In 1970, David Homel escaped the American draft by moving to Paris. But a hiking accident in Spain led to a harrowing journey through botched surgeries, opiate addiction, the loneliness of a crippled traveler, and the constant pain that would define his life for years to come.

Today, planning to stay in the game as long as possible, he has a few ideas about how to do just that. By confronting body image issues, performance anxiety, and the challenges of desire, Homel draws an affecting portrait of the battle between Eros and Melancholy. Which one will prevail in this story we call our lives?

About the author

David Homel has translated over 30 books, many by Quebec authors. He won the Governor General's Literary Award in translation in 1995 for Why Must a Black Writer Write About Sex? by Dany Laferrière; his translation of Laferrière's How to Make Love to a Negro was nominated in 1988; and he won the prize in 2001 with fellow translator Fred A. Reed for Fairy Wing. His novels, which include Sonya & Jack, Electrical Storms, and The Speaking Cure have been published in several languages. Homel lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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