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House of Anansi Press

In-Between Days

A Memoir About Living with Cancer

Written by Teva Harrison

Published April 23, 2016 | ISBN 9781487001087

Cover of In-Between Days

Regular price $19.95 CAD

128 pages | 10.07 in × 6.88 in
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About this book

In-Between Days

A Memoir About Living with Cancer

Teva Harrison

2016 Governor General's Literary Award Finalist

2017 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Winner

2017 Joe Shuster Award Nominee

Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with the disease. She confronts with heartbreaking honesty the crises of identity that cancer brings: a lifelong vegetarian, Teva agrees to use experimental drugs that have been tested on animals. She struggles to reconcile her long-term goals with an uncertain future, balancing the innate sadness of cancer with everyday acts of hope and wonder. She also examines those quiet moments of helplessness and loving with her husband, her family, and her friends, while they all adjust to the new normal.

Ultimately, In-Between Days is redemptive and uplifting, reminding each one of us of how beautiful life is, and what a gift.

Awards and Praise
With insight and honesty, Teva Harrison invites us to join her on this deeply personal, beautifully expressed journey with cancer. Through this remarkable book, we encounter awkward ironies, the quietly harrowing reality of our mortal human condition, and moments of distilled life and beauty. Wryly unflinching in her examination of her condition, its treatment, and herself, Teva shares with us the gift that emerges from her in-between days.
  • Long-listed Joe Shuster Award, 2017
  • Winner Kobo Emerging Writers Prize for Nonfiction, 2017
  • Short-listed Governor General's Literary Award, 2016