Can You Tolerate This? – 21 Personal Essays by Ashleigh Young

Author: Young, Ashleigh

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.

This is a brave, sometimes confronting, always intriguing, often compelling and distinctly unusual book.

Reading Age: Adult
RRP: Paperback NZ$30.00
Publisher: Victoria University Press

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