Casting a clear writerly eye over 17 unnerving brushes with death

A brave, truthful writer, Maggie O’Farrell is not afraid to confront the darkness that dwells inside her

10th September, 2017
Maggie O’Farrell: an unsentimental study of pain

Memoir: I Am, I Am, I Am, By Maggie O’Farrell , Tinder Press, €20

‘There is nothing unique or special in a near-death experience. They are not rare; everyone, I would venture, has had them at one time or another, perhaps without even realising it,” writes novelist Maggie O’Farrell in her first memoir. While there’s no doubting the veracity of this statement – the car that stopped just in time, the rush...

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