Author(s): Michel Faber
How can you say goodbye to the love of your life? In Undying Michel Faber honours the memory of his wife, who died after a six-year battle with cancer. Bright, tragic, candid and true, these poems are an exceptional chronicle of what it means to find the love of your life. And what it is like to have to say goodbye. All I can do, in what remains of my brief time, is mention, to whoever cares to listen, that a woman once existed, who was kind and beautiful and brave, and I will not forget how the world was altered, beyond recognition, when we met.
They're lovely -- David Nicholls Searing yet beautiful -- Richard Holloway Heart-breaking. I'm delighted to have such a beautiful book -- Mary Costello I was moved and touched by the poems themselves, with their vulnerably sober and steady way of addressing quiet -- Christopher Reid Devastating -- John Self
Michel Faber has written nine other books. In addition to the Whitbread-shortlisted Under the Skin, he is the author of the highly acclaimed The Crimson Petal and The White, and most recently The Book of Strange New Things, which was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award and won the Saltire Book of the Year Award 2015. Born in Holland, brought up in Australia, he now lives in the Scottish Highlands. This is his first poetry collection.