A Memoir
by Jamison, Leslie | Memoirs
Published 22/02/2024 by GRANTA BOOKS in the United Kingdom
Hardback | 272 pages

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Recovering and The Empathy Exams comes the riveting story of rebuilding a life after the end of a marriage – an exploration of motherhood, art and new love.

In this blend of memoir and criticism, Leslie Jamison turns her attention to some of the most intimate relationships of her life – her consuming love for her young daughter, and a ruptured marriage once swollen with hope – and examines what it means for a woman to be many things at once: a mother, an artist, a teacher, a lover.

‘Splinters is as sharp and piercing as its title – a brilliant reckoning with what it means to make art, a self, a family, a life… This memoir is a masterclass’ Maggie Smith, author of You Could Make This Place Beautiful.