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Description - Not Yet: A Memoir of Living and Almost Dying by Wayson Choy

In 2001, Wayson Choy suffered a combined asthma-heart attack. As he lay in his hospital bed, slipping in and out of consciousness, his days punctuated by the beeps of the machines that were keeping him alive, Choy heard the voices of his ancestors warning him that without a wife, he would one day die alone. And yet through his ordeal Choy was never alone; men and women, young and old, from all cultures and ethnicities, stayed by Choy's side until he was well. When his heart failed him a second time, four years later, it was the strength of his bonds with these people, forged through countless acts of kindness, that pulled Choy back to his life. Not Yet is a passionate, sensitive, and beautiful exploration of the importance of family, which in Choy's case is constituted not through blood but through love. It is also a quiet manifesto for embracing life, not blind to our mortality, but knowing how lucky we are for each day that comes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781921372919
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Scribe Publications
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2009
Country of Publication: Australia

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