The Memory Palace

When piano prodigy Norma Herr was healthy, she was the most vibrant personality in the room.

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When piano prodigy Norma Herr was healthy, she was the most vibrant personality in the room. But as her schizophrenic episodes became more frequent and more dangerous, she withdrew into a world that neither of her daughters could make any sense of. After Norma attacked her, Mira Bartók and her sister changed their names and cut off all contact in order to keep themselves safe. For the next seventeen years Mira’s only contact with her mother was through infrequent letters exchanged through post office boxes, often not even in the same city where she was living. At the age of forty, Mira suffered a debilitating head injury that left her memories foggy and her ability to make sense of the world around her forever changed. Hoping to reconnect with her past, Mira learned Norma was dying in a hospital, and she and her sister traveled to their mother’s deathbed to reconcile one last time. Through stunning prose and gorgeous original art, The Memory Palace explores the connections between mother and daughter that cannot be broken no matter how much exists or is lost between them.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN-13
9781439183328
Language
English
Number of pages
336
Manufacturer/Publisher
Free Press
Author(s)/editor(s)
Mira Bartok
Release date
August 09, 2011
Brand
CANADIAN MASS MEDIA INC
Product Identifiers
Walmart Item #
30143802
UPC
978143918332
SKU
10144065

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