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The Wilderness by Samantha Harvey
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Aug 23, 2009

really liked it
Read in August, 2009

A Booker prize long list nominee, this book details the progression of Alzheimer's disease in the main character, Jake. His memory loss gets progressively worse over the course of the novel. Simply written, but compelling, Jake's attempts to hang on to his memories is heartbreaking. And, honestly, scary. It could happen to any of us. The novel is a meditation on the impermanance of memory, even in those who are healthy. Not a happy book, but a beautifully written one.

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