Constellations Reflections From Life
"I have come to think of all the metal in my body as artificial stars, glistening beneath the skin, a constellation of old and new metal. A map, a tracing of connections and a guide to looking at things from a different angle." Sinead Gleeson has taken this understanding and written a wise and compassionate book, not only about her life, but the world around her as she grew. We follow Sinead's journey through time, from when she was born in 1975, through getting diagnosed with a rare form of arthritis as a child, and growing up in good old Catholic Ireland. We hear stories of teenage self-consciousness, a trip to Lourdes in 1988 peppered with stories from the bible that were told at weekly trips to mass back in the day. Chapters are broken into small segments, jumping from Sinead's personal experiences to other political or cultural moments like football matches, fashions, artworks, and other details that bring you right back and give vivid context to her stories. We read as a human body becomes politicised through it's experiences and interactions with other people and events. Constellations is a thought-provoking trip down memory lane and a fascinating page turner! It has everything that is the fierce joy and pain of being alive.
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Paperback, 243 pages. 23.5 x 15 x 2 cm.
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