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