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Constellations

Reflections From Life
Narrated by: Sinéad Gleeson
Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Summary

I have come to think of all the metal in my body as artificial stars, glistening beneath the skin, a constellation of old and new metal. A map, a tracing of connections and a guide to looking at things from different angles. 

How do you tell the story of a life in a body, as it goes through sickness, health, motherhood? How do you tell that story when you are not just a woman but a woman in Ireland? 

In the powerful and daring essays in Constellations Sinéad Gleeson does that very thing. All of life is within this audiobook, from birth to first love, pregnancy to motherhood, terrifying sickness, old age and loss to death itself. Throughout this wide-ranging collection she also turns her restless eye outwards delving into work, art and our very ways of seeing. In the tradition of some of our finest life writers, and yet still in her own spirited, generous voice, Sinéad takes us on a journey that is both uniquely personal and yet universal in its resonance. Here is the fierce joy and pain of being alive.

©2019 Sinéad Gleeson (P)2019 Macmillan Digital Audio

Critic reviews

"Utterly magnificent. Raw, thought-provoking and galvanising; this is a book every woman should read." (Eimear McBride, author of A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing)

"Breathtaking and sublime." (Nina Stibbe)

"Absolutely extraordinary and life-enhancing." (Daisy Buchanan, author of How to Be Grown-Up)

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An Exquisite Read

Sinéad Gleeson reflects on potent themes like motherhood, illness, family, and what it means to be a woman in Ireland today. An absolutely gripping narrative of her her life that will stay with me for a long time. If you think you've had it tough in life, read this! Incredibly brave and revealing. Respect!

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