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The Resource Beyond the high blue air : a memoir, Lu Spinney

Beyond the high blue air : a memoir, Lu Spinney

Label
Beyond the high blue air : a memoir
Title
Beyond the high blue air
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Lu Spinney
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lu Spinney's memoir Beyond the High Blue Air is at once a portrait of the fearlessness of familial love and the profound dilemma posed by modern medicine. When Spinney's twenty-nine-year-old son, Miles, flies up on his snowboard, "he knows he is not in control as he is taken by force up the ramp," writes his mother, "skewing sideways as his board clips the edge and then he is hurtling, spinning up, up into the free blue sky ahead . . ." He lands hard on the ice and falls into a coma. Thus begins the erratic loss-- Miles first in a coma and then trapped in a fluctuating state of minimal consciousness--that unravels over the next five years. Spinney, her husband, and three other children put their lives on hold to tend to Miles at various hospitals and finally in a care home. They hold out hope that he will be returned to them. With blunt precision, Spinney chronicles her family's intimate experience
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spinney, Lu
Dewey number
  • 616.849
  • B
  • 155.937092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF575.G7
LC item number
S66 2016b
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spinney, Lu
  • Kemp, Miles
  • Kemp, Miles
  • Persistent vegetative state
  • Persistent vegetative state
  • Bereavement
  • Mothers and sons
  • Snowboarding
  • Brain
Label
Beyond the high blue air : a memoir, Lu Spinney
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in hardcover in Great Britain in 2016 by Atlantic Books, an imprint of Atlantic Books Ltd."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn973292640
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9781936787548
Lccn
2016952067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)973292640
Label
Beyond the high blue air : a memoir, Lu Spinney
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in hardcover in Great Britain in 2016 by Atlantic Books, an imprint of Atlantic Books Ltd."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn973292640
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9781936787548
Lccn
2016952067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)973292640

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