Book Reviews of Skating to Antarctica: A Journey to the End of the World

Skating to Antarctica: A Journey to the End of the World
Skating to Antarctica A Journey to the End of the World
Author: Jenny Diski
ISBN-13: 9780880016032
ISBN-10: 0880016035
Publication Date: 8/1998
Pages: 250
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Publisher: Ecco Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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A memoir--from the back cover:
"In search of an escape from her suicidal and sexually abusive parents, Diski spends her teenage years in the oblivion of heavy drug use and psychiatric wards. As an adult she finds a new haven: the boundless, blank iciness of Antarctica where everything is "colored white and filled with a singing silence."
This blistering acount interweaves the story of the author's journey to the end of the earth, her daughter's search for Diski's mother, and Diski's own search of her memory-hardened heart.