Scar Tissue

Liberal Party Leader Michael Ignatieff  is also the author of the novel,  Scar Tissue – which was short-listed for the Booker prize when it was published in the ’90s.  The book is a fictional account of Ignatieff’s brother’s struggle to care for their mother through her decline and death from Alzheimer’s.   Although I read the book over 10 years ago, two quotes from it have always stayed with me.

“A heritary disease is like a bullet that has left the chamber but not yet reached its target.”

“Memory is the only afterlife I have ever believed in.”


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