Swing Low by Miriam Toews is an absorbing and imaginative memoir of manic depression by one of Canada’s bestselling authors.
2 in stock
Join Faber Members for 10% off your first order.
One morning Mel Toews put on his coat and hat and walked out of town, prepared to die. A loving husband and father, faithful member of the Mennonite church, and immensely popular schoolteacher, he was a pillar of his close-knit community. Yet after a lifetime of struggle, he could no longer face the darkness of manic depression.
With razor-sharp precision,Swing Low tells his story in his own voice, taking us deep inside the experience of despair. But it is also a funny, winsome evocation of country life: growing up on farm, courting a wife, becoming a teacher, and rearing a happy, strong family in the midst of private torment.
A humane, inspiring story of a remarkable man, father, and teacher.
Browse a selection of books we think you might also like, with genre matches and a few wildcards thrown in.