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A Catafalque for Ann - cover

A Catafalque for Ann

Colin Stern

Publisher: Self Publishing Partnership

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Summary

The slow decline and death of a partner from dementia is traumatic. The burden of care over those last few years increases steadily. When death comes it is, surprisingly, a huge shock, even though long anticipated. 

This collection of poems charts that journey into darkness, until the beginnings of healing appear. It is a catalogue of the progress of illness, death and the subsequence inevitable grief.

To the many men and women who have suffered the loss of a partner, the poems will strike a chord and help them to understand that they are not alone.

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