I am, I am, I am
||I am, I am, I am
A childhood illness she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. A terrifying encounter on a remote path. A mismanaged labour in an understaffed hospital.
This is a memoir with a difference: seventeen encounters with Maggie at different ages, in different locations, reveal to us a whole life in a series of tense, visceral snapshots. It is a book to make you question yourself: what would you do if your life was in danger? How would you react? And what would you stand to lose? I Am, I Am, I Am is a book you will finish newly conscious of your own vulnerability, and determined to make every heartbeat count.
Reviews, News & Interviews:
O'Farrell has a remarkable ability to convey the texture of human emotion with precision. Observer
A rare talent to enthral... It will leave you bereft and wanting more. Sunday Times
A magnificent novel that is perceptive, profound and page-turning in equal measures. There are few things I look forward to like a Maggie O'Farrell novel and she never disappoints. Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love
A book that surely confirms her as one of the UK's most assured, accomplished and inventive storytellers. Observer