Lynne Tillman & Michael Bracewell: Mothercare

When novelist and cultural critic Lynne Tillman’s mother became ill with the rare condition of normal pressure hydrocephalus she became entirely dependent on Lynne, her sisters and other caregivers, reversing the normal roles of parent and child. In Mothercare (Peninsula Press), in her celebrated style as a ‘rich noticer of strange things’ (Colm Tóibín), Tillman describes, without flinching, the unexpected, heartbreaking, and anxious eleven years of caring for a sick parent.

Tillman was in conversation with Michael Bracewell, author of Unfinished Business (White Rabbit).