The Narrow Door: A Memoir of Friendship

The Narrow Door: A Memoir of Friendship Author Paul Lisicky
ISBN-10 1555977286
ISBN-13 9781555977283
Year 2016-01-19
Pages 192
Language English
Publisher Graywolf Press
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In The Narrow Door Paul Lisicky creates a compelling collage of scenes and images drawn from two long term relationships one with a woman novelist and the other with his ex husband a poet The contours of these relationships shift constantly Denise and Paul stretched by the demands of their writing lives drift apart and Paul s romance begins to falter And the world around them is frail environmental catastrophes like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill natural disasters like the earthquake in Haiti and local disturbances make an unsettling backdrop to the pressing concerns of Denise s cancer diagnosis and Paul s impending breakup Lisicky s compassionate heart and resilience seem all the stronger in the face of such searing losses His survival hard won unsentimental authentic proves that in turning toward loss we embrace life

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