The Life of the MindChristine Smallwood
She considers the miscarriage as 'less than a trauma and more than an inconvenience.' Like everything that happens to Dorothy, she observes the events of her life with detached interest.
Piercingly intelligent and darkly funny, The Life of the Mind is a novel about endings: of youth, of professional aspiration, of possibility, of the illusion that our minds can ever free us from the tyranny of our bodies. Christine Smallwood's stunning novel inhabits the abyss between what we think about and what we actually do.