Our Cancer Year

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Our Cancer Year

By Harvey Pekar; Joyce Brabner; Frank Stack (Illustrator)

Running Press, Paperback, 9781568580111, 252pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1994


It was they year of Desert Storm that Harvey Pekar and his wife, Joyce Brabner, discovered Harvey had cancer. Pekar, a man who has made a profession of chronicling the Kafkaesque absurdities of an ordinary life (if any life is ordinary) suddenly found himself incapacitated. But he had a better-than-average chance to beat cancer and he took it — kicking, screaming, and complaining all the way. Pekar and Brabner draw on this and other trials to paint a portrait of a man beset with fears real and imagined — who survives.