Atrium Fib: A Memoir of Fatherly Influence
Robert Edison Sandiford
Michael Chabon's Manhood for Amateurs meets Ta-Nehisi Coates' The Beautiful Struggle meets David Chariandy's I've Been Meaning to Tell You meets Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street in Atrium Fib: A Memoir of Fatherly Influence.
Alzheimer's is one of the saddest illnesses we know. It affects an estimated 44 million people globally, with a new case developing every minute in the US. As those afflicted are robbed of their ability to remember, reason and do for themselves, families are often devastated by the loss of their loved one's presence and spirit. And yet, throughout my father's 18 years of living with the disease, it was very possible to find moments of resilience, influence and inspiration. That's probably the greatest lesson of all of these memory fragments that I've written. Try to live your life in such a way that it may be of use to others, a joy to remember (the good and the bad of it) amid all the hardships we all will know at some point.
Non-Fiction: Autobiography/ Memoirs/Biography, Non-Fiction: Other, Alzheimer's, Canadian, Caribbean, Men's Health, Migration
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An Agent, A Publisher (for unpublished works), Distribution for already published and printed works, Adaptation to audiobook format, Adaptation to film/tv