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Pathologies: A Life in Essays

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In these fifteen searingly honest personal essays, debut author Susan Olding takes us on an unforgettable journey into the complex heart of being human. Each essay dissects an aspect of Olding’s life experience—from her vexed relationship with her father to her tricky dealings with her female peers; from her work as a counsellor and teacher to her persistent desire, despit ...more
Hardcover, 262 pages
Published August 14th 2008 by FreeHand Books
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Gisela
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
A very insightful collection of essays based on the author's personal life experiences and written in a very unique and interesting format. There is lots of raw and honest emotion portrayed in these wonderful short story-like essays and the writing is riveting and beautifully eloquent. Highly recommended.
Katy
Oct 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. Olding takes the personal essay to new heights of lyrical style, multi-layered structure and lucid candor. I have discovered a new favourite Canadian writer.
Gili
Mar 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
Begins better than it ends, but still interesting and gives in depth look into childhood, motherhood and adoption. the essays format - sometimes works and sometimes not so much.
Sarah Tun
May 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Beautifully written and engaging, it is encouraging to read eloquence from one so modest.
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