“A single person is missing for you, and the whole world is empty.” – Joan Didion
The Year of Magical Thinking is a STUNNING and significant work by prolific writerJoan Didion.
This is the story of the year following the death of Didion’s husband, Gregory Dunne, a novelist and brother of the late Dominick Dunne (yet another writer in the family). Just so you know, there is no lack of family drama, either, if this kind of thing interests you. (It does, me!)
You should also know that their 39-year-old daughter, Quintana Roo Dunne, lay unconscious in the hospital in an induced coma. Soon after, she awoke and learned of her father’s death, though to fully absorb it, she needed to be told three different times. Just reading that part of the book broke my heart. How incredibly difficult for Didion!
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