Stammered Songbook: A Mother’s Book of Hours – Erwin Mortier


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One day, the author’s mother no longer remembers the word for ‘book’. This seemingly innocuous moment of distraction is the first sign of the slow disintegration of her mind. As Alzheimer’s disease sets in and language increasingly escapes her, her son attempts to gather the fragments of what she has become, writing a moving, loving chronicle of the gradual descent into dementia of someone who ‘no longer knows who she is, where she is or what will happen’.