Secondhand. Fair condition. Significant wear to book corners and edges. Marks on covers and foredges. Book has been clean and binding is very good. Still a readable copy.
When an old man with Alzheimer's Disease fell in love with a nurse who he seemed to confuse with his fiancee of long ago, a sharing of stories enriched both their lives.
The relationship enlivened 'Joe' and challenged the nurse, author Julie Goyder, to rethink her understanding of 'people like Joe'. Their 'storying' moved well beyond protocol or politeness, evolving into a friendship that not only transformed the author's attitude to how people with Alzheimer's Disease might be treated within institutions and the community, but made her aware of the vital importance the act of storytelling has for us all.
Weaving contemporary theory, biography, autobiography, anecdote and giving space to the often dismissed, rarely told stories of sufferers of Alzheimer's Disease, We'll Be Married in Fremantle is an articulate and moving contribution to our understanding of 'the everyday act of storying' and the power of narrative in human relationships. (synopsis page)