Two Kinds of Decay

By Sarah Manguso

Biography

Non-Fiction

Published by Granta Books

Shortlist 2011
Two Kinds of Decay

Sarah Manguso was only 21 when she developed a highly unpredictable autoimmune disease, where her own immune system attacked nerves associated with her spine and brain. This biography charts her struggle through the treatments and the psychological impact of a prolonged and debilitating illness.

Shortlist