What do you do in difficult times? What do you do when grief creeps in and seems to overturn the whole load? When illness suddenly strikes the legs away under one? You overwinter. Allows his body to linger. Becomes less enterprising. Pulls the plug and finds his place inside the winter knowing that sooner or later spring and the sun will come again.
Englishwoman Katherine May has created something as bizarre as an essayistic self-help book. Lyrically, it is in the language, personal in the approach. The book opens with her husband's illness – an illness she first ignores and just thinks. . .