In Your Face

In Your Face

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In early 2006, Lia Mills went to the dentist, worried about a painful lump in her cheek. In Your Face is her account of what happened next: a diagnosis of oral cancer; surgery to remove the tumour and reconstruct her jaw; a broken leg that came about as a result of a bone graft and that went undiagnosed for several weeks; radiotherapy and resulting illness; and, finally, recovery. Based on the journals she kept even when she was feeling her worst, In Your Face gives an extraordinary day-by-day account of what Lia went through. It also observes more beauty and comedy in the world than most of us notice even when we're feeling our best. It is not so much a book about cancer as a book about life. It should be read by anyone who wants to understand illness and recovery, fear and hope and love. 'A life-changing book for me' Anne Enright, winner of the Man Booker Prize 2007 'The bravery and love and zest for experience displayd by Lia Mills, and encountered by her, in the darkest depths of her illness, make this exceptional book a gift of life' Nuala O'Faolain 'An uplifting story of survival' Irish IndependentThen we get down to business. ... I take off my shirt and lie down on the table, fitting my head to the block, a guillotine. ... of the technical and the primitive: the machine, my mesh-mask, lines made by hand in permanent marker on strips of tape.

Title:In Your Face
Author:Lia Mills
Publisher:Penguin UK - 2008-05-01


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