Signs Of Life

Signs Of Life

An international and unforgettable collection of memoir and fiction that explores experiences of mental and physical illness, and of care giving.

In a Californian cafe, a music-lover develops psychosis while drinking green tea. In a Ghanaian pediatric ward, a doctor cares for a boy with kidney disease, while definitive treatments remain out of reach. In Melbourne a mother watches as her son resists being taken to respite care.

This is not a book about death and dying. This is a book about life and how we live it. These stories reveal what is truly valued in this world, and speak to the ferocity with which we love.

“These writers have demonstrated that alongside change, loss, grief, and illness, there is courage, beauty, renewal, love, and a discovery of what it means to be human. I would highly recommend Signs of Life to anyone with an experience of illness and or caregiving—that is to say, everyone”

Grace Chan
(Psychiatrist and author of Every Version of You)

“Breaks new ground.”

Al Campbell
(Author of The Keepers)

“I only wish that this anthology would find its way into the hands of every trainee health professional.”

Joanna Nell
(GP and Author)

Available in print, e-book and audio