Dying : a memoir
Taylor, Cory, 1955-, author.

Dying : a memoir

Taylor, Cory, 1955-, author.


Personal Author
Taylor, Cory, 1955-, author.

Publication Information
Melbourne, Victoria The Text Publishing Company, 2016.

Physical Description
147 pages ; 22 cm.

General Note
Illustrations on endpapers.

At the age of sixty, Cory Taylor is dying of melanoma-related brain cancer. Her illness is no longer treatable. As she tells us in her remarkable last book, Dying: A Memoir, she now weighs less than her neighbour's retriever. Written in the space of a few weeks, in a tremendous creative surge, this powerful and beautifully written book is a clear-eyed account of what dying has taught Cory: she describes the tangle of her feelings, she reflects on her life, and she remembers the lives and deaths of her parents. She tells us why she would like to be able to choose the circumstances of her own death. Dying: A Memoir is a breathtaking book about vulnerability and strength, courage and humility, anger and acceptance. It is a deeply affecting meditation on dying, but it is also a funny and wise tribute to life.

Personal Subject
Taylor, Cory, 1955-

Subject Term
Melanoma -- Patients -- Biography.
Brain -- Cancer -- Patients -- Biography.
Authors, Australian -- 21st century -- Biography.
Terminally ill -- Australia -- Biography.
Death -- Psychological aspects.
Terminally ill -- Australia.

Regular print

LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberLibrary
EppingBook128.5 TAYLEppingAdult Biography
ErmingtonBook128.5 TAYLErmingtonAdult Biography