An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A Memoir (Compact Disc)
Hachette Audio, 9781600244711
Publication Date: September 1, 2008
"This is the happiest story in the world with the saddest ending," writes Elizabeth McCracken in her powerful, inspiring memoir. A prize-winning, successful novelist in her 30s, McCracken was happy to be an itinerant writer and self-proclaimed spinster. But suddenly she fell in love, got married, and two years ago was living in a remote part of France, working on her novel, and waiting for the birth of her first child.
This audiobook is about what happened next. In her ninth month of pregnancy, she learned that her baby boy had died. How do you deal with and recover from this kind of loss? Of course you don't-but you go on. And if you have ever experienced loss or love someone who has, you will hope to go on with the help and company of this remarkable audiobook.
With humor and heart and unfailing generosity, McCracken considers the nature of love, and grief. She opens her heart and leaves all of ours the richer for it.
Praise For An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A Memoir…
"McCracken uses the brief length (4 1/2 hours of playing time) of her memoir to plumb deeply into her feelings of guilt and inadequacy....Alternately brittle and defiant, McCracken comes to her own terms with her ill-fated son..."