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The Iceberg Audiobook

The Iceberg

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Winner of the Wellcome Book Prize, and finalist for every major nonfiction award in the UK, including the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Award, The Iceberg is artist and writer Marion Coutts' astonishing memoir; an "adventure of being and dying" and a compelling, poetic meditation on family, love, and language.

In 2008, Tom Lubbach, the chief art critic for The Independent, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The Iceberg is his wife, Marion Coutts', fierce, exquisite account of the two years leading up to his death. In spare, breathtaking prose, Coutts conveys the intolerable and, alongside their two year old son Ev - whose language is developing as Tom's is disappearing - Marion and Tom lovingly weather the storm together. In short bursts of exquisitely textured prose, The Iceberg becomes a singular work of art and an uplifting and universal story of endurance in the face of loss.

©2014 Marion Coutts. First published in hardback in Great Britain in 2014 by Atlantic Books, an imprint of Atlantic Books Ltd. Recorded by arrangement with Grove Atlantic, Inc. (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A memoir quite unlike any other. It has the strength of an arrow: taut, spiked, quavering, working to its fatal conclusion...an extraordinary story told in an extraordinary way." (The Sunday Times)

"The most heartbreaking memoir of the year." (Independent on Sunday)

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