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Alzheimer's and a Spoon
Alzheimer's and a Spoon

Alzheimer's and a Spoon


100 Pages, 6.25 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $23.95)

Publication Date: October 2017

ISBN 9780947522988

Rights: US & CA

Otago University Press (Oct 2017)

Price: $17.95


Alzheimer's and a Spoon takes its readers on a tangled trip. Public stories – a conversation at the Castle of the Insane, online quizzes to determine if you're mostly meercat or Hufflepuff . #stainlessteelkudos. Personal tales, of Liz's babcia, a devout Catholic and a soldier in the Warsaw Uprising, who spent her last years with Alzheimer's disease. There is much to remember that she so badly wanted to forget. What do you do when life gives you spoons?


"To find this kind of sheer brio and linguistic flair in New Zealand writing, one inevitably goes back to Janet Frame." —Vincent O'Sullivan

"As spatial derivatives become frozen through frantic and critical practice, the viewer is left with an insight into the edges of our condition." —

Author Biography

Liz Breslin lives in Hawea Flat, New Zealand, and writes poems, plays and stories as well as a fortnightly column for the Otago Daily Times. She is comfy on the page and the stage, was second runner-up in the 2014 New Zealand Poetry Slam, performed at the 2016 TEDx Queenstown and came third in the Charles Causley Trust International Poetry Competition the same year. is is her first collection.