Tiger’s Eye by Inga Clendinnen

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April 2000, no. 219

Tiger’s Eye by Inga Clendinnen

Text Publishing, $24.95 pb, 289 pp

Tiger’s Eye by Inga Clendinnen

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April 2000, no. 219

Ten years ago, when she was in her early fifties, Inga Clendinnen fell ill with a disease of the liver that would have killed her if transplant surgery had not improved in time to save her life. In hospital she began to write, as much to hold herself together as for any other reason. Without a trace of self-pity she tells of the frightening first symptoms of her illness, its diagnosis and the initial gloomy prognosis, her times in hospitals, her responses to the hospital, to other patients and to that special group of ‘comrades’ who have suffered the same illness and its awesome treatment.

Raimond Gaita reviews 'Tiger’s Eye' by Inga Clendinnen

Tiger’s Eye

by Inga Clendinnen

Text Publishing, $24.95 pb, 289 pp

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