“I have never read a book that lays out the struggles of an illness as insightful as A Life Less Convenient (ALLC) does.”
Homofactus Press proudly announces the release of Jennifer Clare Burke’s A Life Less Convenient
They say love conquers all, but that’s a lie. Just ask the narrator of A Life Less Convenient: Letters to My Ex, whose story unfolds across dozens of letters to her ex. She wants to make her relationship work with D — but how can they stand a chance against the most selfish and obsessive lover, her own failing body? Hobbled by pain and fragility from a chronic disease, every day is a battle to remain herself, never mind love someone else. Yet she keeps trying. Because…how can she not?
A Life Less Convenient speaks to both the beauty and the ugliness of chronic illness; the daily management, care and love of self in relation to disease and partnership; how illness becomes a needy and sometimes aggressive third partner in a relationship that can create both closeness and distance; and how we create, hold on to and renegotiate who we are in relation to illness. This expanded second edition includes seven new chapters, plus an appendix collecting for the first time Burke’s nonfiction essays on pathology and the body.
We are asking individuals living with chronic illness comfortable discussing how illness has impacted their lives, particularly in terms of dating, to please contact us. We want to talk with you about your experiences and share your stories on our website. Please email us at publisher[at]homofactuspress[dot]com.
“Through letters to her exes, Jennifer Clare Burke weaves around and around themes of sickness, health, bodies, and relationships. Somewhere towards the end (or maybe the beginning) she arrives at the center of these huge concepts, bringing us to a much deeper understanding of our own relationships to body and other.”comments powered by Disqus Next Page