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In the Mind's Eye - Lucy Grealy

Century, 1994, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges.

The author's rich fantasy life, great derring-do, and ruthless self-examination inform every sentence of this account of childhood cancer and disfigurement. Diagnosed with a rare form of jaw cancer aged nine, it took Lucy twenty years of living with a distorted self-image and over thirty reconstructive operations before she could come to terms with her appearance. As a child she absorbed the pain of rejection and the guilty pleasure of feeling special. As a young woman she internalized the power of being loved. Heroically and poignantly, she learned to define herself from the inside out.

Size: 9½" x 5". 163 pages.