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Sic : A Memoir - Joshua Cody

Sic

A Memoir

Author: Joshua Cody
Performed by: Edoardo Ballerini

Audio CD

Published: 27th May 2014
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?The memoir of the year?a book in which the sentences swing into you like small, gleaming axes.? ?"New York Times" Joshua Cody, a brilliant young composer, was about to receive his PhD when he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Facing a bone marrow transplant and full radiation, he charts his struggle: the fury, the tendency to self-destruction, and the ruthless grasping for life and sensation; the encounter with beautiful Ariel, who gives him cocaine and a blow job in a Manhattan restaurant following his first treatment; the detailed morphine fantasy complete with a bride called Valentina while, in reality, hospital staff are pinning him to his bed. Moving effortlessly between references to Don Giovanni and the Rolling Stones, Ezra Pound and Buffalo Bill, and studded with pages from his own diaries and hospital notebooks, "[sic]" is a mesmerizing, hallucinatory glimpse into a young man's battle against disease and a celebration of art, language, music, and life.

ISBN: 9781491528716
ISBN-10: 1491528710
Audience: General
Format: Audio CD
Language: English
Published: 27th May 2014
Dimensions (cm): 13.7 x 16.3  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.18