Limbo: a memoir
From childhood, acclaimed novelist A. Manette Ansay trained to become a concert pianist. But when she was nineteen, a mysterious muscle disorder forced her to give up the piano, and by twenty-one, she couldn't grip a pen or walk across a room. She entered a world of limbo, one in which no one could explain what was happening to her or predict what the future would hold.
At twenty-three, beginning a whole new life in a motorized wheelchair, Ansay made a New Year's resolution to start writing fiction, rediscovering the sense of passion and purpose she thought she had lost for good.
Thirteen years later, still without a firm diagnosis or prognosis, Ansay reflects on the ways in which the unraveling of one life can plant the seeds of another, and considers how her own physical limbo has challenged--in ways not necessarily bad--her most fundamental assumptions about life and faith.
Luminously written, Limbo is a brilliant and moving testimony to the resilience of the human spirit.
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|display_description||Ansay touches on matters of courage, faith, and bewilderment before arriving at a nicely otimistic conclusion.|
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|record_details||ils:.b43607494|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|William Morrow,||269 pages ; 22 cm.|
|subject_facet||Ansay, A. Manette, Biographies, Catholics -- United States -- Biography, People with disabilities -- United States -- Biography, Women novelists, American -- Biography|
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