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Author Diski, Jenny.

Title Skating to Antarctica / Jenny Diski
Published London : Virago, 2005


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Description 240 pages ; 20 cm
Summary "The one truly generous act of my mother's that I could really put my finger on: her leaving me alone," writes Jenny Diski of the woman she has neither seen nor heard from - to her great relief - since 1966, the year of her father's death. Both parents were suicidal, absconding hysterics who would return from mysterious stints away to play bizarre sexual games with their daughter. Life with them engendered in Diski a profound desire to escape into oblivion. As a teenager, oblivion meant heavy drug use and the white of psychiatric wards; as an adult the boundless, blank iciness of Antarctica becomes her imaginary, and ultimately her actual, haven.
Notes Originally published: London: Granta, 1997
SUBJECT Diski, Jenny -- Travel -- Antarctica.
Subject Mothers and daughters -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Biography.
Women novelists, English -- 20th century -- Biography.
SUBJECT Antarctic Regions -- Description and travel.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 1844081516 paperback