The Iceberg: A Memoir

by Coutts, Marion (Author)

ISBN: 9780802124609

First published in Great Britain in 2014 by Atlantic Books, an imprint of Atlantic Books Ltd.

Format: Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat, February 2016

Product Dimensions: 8.2 L × 5.2 W × 0.9 H

Publisher Marketing: Publisher Marketing: Winner of the Wellcome Prize

A finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Award

A memoir quite unlike any other. It has the strength of an arrow: taut, spiked, quavering, working to its fatal extraordinary story told in an extraordinary way. The Sunday Times

The most heartbreaking memoir of the year. Independent on Sunday

Winner of the Wellcome Book Prize, and finalist for every major nonfiction award in the UK, including the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Award, The Iceberg is artist and writer Marion Coutts astonishing memoir; an adventure of being and dying and a compelling, poetic meditation on family, love, and language.

In 2008, Tom Lubbach, the chief art critic for The Independent was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The Iceberg is his wife, Marion Coutts, fierce, exquisite account of the two years leading up to his death. In spare, breathtaking prose, Coutts conveys the intolerable and, alongside their two year old son Evwhose language is developing as Tom s is disappearingMarion and Tom lovingly weather the storm together. In short bursts of exquisitely textured prose, The Iceberg becomes a singular work of art and an uplifting and universal story of endurance in the face of loss.

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