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Can You Tolerate This?

Can You Tolerate This?

Author: Ashleigh Young
$30.00(NZD)  inc GST
Description

Can You Tolerate This? is a collection of twenty-one personal essays by Ashleigh Young.


In this spirited and singular book, Young roams freely from preoccupation to preoccupation - Hamilton's 90s music scene, family histories, a boy with a rare skeletal disease, a stone-collecting French postman, a desire for impossible physical transformation - trying to find some measure of clarity amid uncertainty. How to bear each moment of experience: the inconsequential as much as the shattering? Her search takes us through poignant, funny and raw territories.

Awards

Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction

Winner of Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017 - General Non Ficion.

2017 Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction.

Reviews

'This is a brave, sometimes confronting, always intriguing, often compelling and distinctly unusual book. The essays are consistently entertaining in a way that is rare in literary nonfiction of any kind. The voice is one which readers will fall in love with.' -Martin Edmond

'Some of Ashleigh Young's personal essays feel to me like beautifully told short stories - they just happen to be true, or true-ish.' -Bill Manhire

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781776560769
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : August 2016
  • : 21.00 cmmm X 14.00 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 0
  • : Ashleigh Young
  • : en