Glimpsing one’s own life through a maternal prism

I Will Be Complete is, at 477 pages, a monster. But the epic feel of Glen David Gold’s book is also down to the fact that it’s the record of an obsession – the story of Gold’s lifelong attempt to understand his mother

26th August, 2018
Glen David Gold: his memoir returns again and again to the thorny subject of his own mother Pic: Getty

Non-fiction: I Will Be Complete: A Memoir, By Glen David Gold, Sceptre, €17.95

Most memoirs aren’t written in the epic mode, because life mostly isn’t an epic business. But Glen David Gold has written a memoir that feels as big as an epic. Partly, this is a function of sheer size: I Will Be Complete is, at 477 pages, a monster. But the epic feel of Gold’s book is also down to the...

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