Before We Forget: Grandmother’s Garden and other stories

24 Jul 2012

Are we the same when memories fade?

How do we love someone we no longer know? Most of us are at a loss when we realise a person we love has dementia. And unlike many things, it becomes more difficult with time. Dementia slowly withers the memories, thoughts, and abilities of our loved ones, turning them into strangers. Dementia does not discriminate. Doctors have no cure.

Grandmother’s Garden and other stories brings together the stories of more than 30 people, including writers Mr Wang Says So, and Mr Miyagi, filmmaker Boo Junfeng, and photojournalist Bob Lee. The poetry, prose, photographs, artwork, and illustrations in this book speak of exhaustion, guilt, acceptance, strength, love, and courage.

Details
Title: Grandmother’s Garden and other stories 《阿嬷的花园》
Edited by: Jeremy Boo
Format: hardcover (limited edition); paperback
ISBN: 978-981-07-2946-2 (hardcover);
978-981-07-2947-9 (paperback)
Pages: 192
RRP (before GST): $27.95 (hardcover); $17.70 (paperback)
RRP (with GST): $29.90 (hardcover); $18.90 (paperback)
Genre: Non-fiction/Culture & Anthropology
Release: August 2012

Grandmother’s Garden and other stories is published by Hachisu and distributed by Select Books. The printing of the book is sponsored by Lundbeck Singapore.

Proceeds go to a dementia-related cause. The books will be available at a specially-discounted rate at the book launch and other related events.