Out of Winter is a personal account of a universal subject: the unfolding nature of our relationships with our parents as they age and as the roles and boundaries between us begin to alter.
Out of Winter is a moving memoir of how a father's sudden illness affects a family tormented by conflict over many years. Carol Lee charts the process of grief which follows the death of her father in 2008, and that of her mother only eight weeks later.
Her mother's death, so swiftly after her father's, tests the limits of her ability to reconfigure herself, to find who and what her mother and father are to her now, and to understand her brother's long flight into silence.
In Out of Winter, Carol Lee uncovers the history of two people - her parents. She tackles the confronting question of how well we really understand the people in our family who have shaped our lives; and, finally shows how she comes to know and love them.
About the Author
Carol Lee is an author, journalist and Alexander Technique teacher. She has written for the Observer, Independent, Guardian, Sunday Times and many national magazines. She is the author of Crooked Angels, To Die For and A Child Called Freedom.
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 8th April 2014
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 13.6 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1