Reverberatingwith emotional power, authenticity, and insight, Swing Low isMiriam Toews' daring and deeply affecting memoir ofher father’s struggle with manic depression in a small Mennonite community inrural Canada. Personal and touching, a stirring counterpart to her novel IrmaVoth and reminiscent of works by Susan Cheever,Gail Caldwell, Mary Karr, and Alexandra Styron, Swing Low is an elegiacode to a difficult life by an author drawing from the deepest well of insight,craft, and emotion.
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...she allows him to discuss both his illness and the events that coloured it – his sister's death, his mother's drinking, his bride's veil catching fire – with a hearse-black wit and quiet wisdom. The result is a portrait that lives beyond paper.Read Full Review of Swing Low: A Life | See more reviews from Guardian
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