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Instante de Luz

Nina Riggs

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Editorial Oceano de Mexico
01 August 2018
Biography: science, technology & engineering; Medical profession; Popular medicine & health; Coping with illness; Languages & ESL; Spanish - Non-fiction; Spanish - Languages
Nina Riggs was just thirty-seven years old when initially diagnosed with breast cancer--one small spot. Within a year, the mother of two sons, ages seven and nine, and married sixteen years to her best friend, received the devastating news that her cancer was terminal. How does one approach the moments, big and small, with both love and honesty? Exploring motherhood, marriage, friendship, and memory, Nina Riggs's breathtaking memoir continues the urgent conversation that Paul Kalanithi began in his gorgeous When Breath Becomes Air. Brilliantly written, disarmingly funny, and deeply moving, El instante de luz is about how to love all the days, even the bad ones.

Nina Riggs estuvo lidiando con un cancer de mama agresivo durante casi un ano, pasando por los procesos de quimioterapia, mastectomia y radiacion. Pero una tarde, mientras ella y su esposo ensenaban a su hijo a andar en bicicleta, cayo y se rompio la columna. Una resonancia magnetica revelo un tumor sobre su columna vertebral: el cancer se extendia como sobre sus huesos. Lo cual sugirio que tenia entre 18 y 36 meses de vida. Inspirada en la frase de Montaigne Quiero que la muerte me encuentre plantando mis coles, sin preocuparme por ello, menos aun, por un jardin inconcluso , la autora desafia la nocion de luchar contra el cancer, pues no busca ganar sino hacer lo que tiene que hacer: cuidar a su familia, comprar comestibles, manejar las finanzas, acudir a los tratamientos medicos, incluso escribir este libro. Una cronica sobre la convivencia cotidiana entre la vida y la muerte.
By:   Nina Riggs
Imprint:   Editorial Oceano de Mexico
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   363g
ISBN:   9786075272931
ISBN 10:   6075272933
Pages:   100
Publication Date:   01 August 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Language:   Spanish
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Nina Riggs received her MFA in poetry in 2004 and published a book of poems, Lucky, Lucky, in 2009. She wrote about life with metastatic breast cancer on her blog, Suspicious Country; her recent work has appeared in The Washington Post and The New York Times.

Reviews for Instante de Luz

Deeply affecting...simultaneously heartbreaking and funny. --People (Book of the Week), on the English-language edition Beautiful and haunting. --Matt McCarthy, MD, USA TODAY, on the English-language edition Stunning...heartrending...this year's When Breath Becomes Air. --Nora Krug, The Washington Post, on the English-language edition


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