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The Resource Smile : the story of a face, Sarah Ruhl

Smile : the story of a face, Sarah Ruhl

Label
Smile : the story of a face
Title
Smile
Title remainder
the story of a face
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Ruhl
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With a play opening on Broadway, and every reason to smile, Sarah Ruhl has just survived a high-risk pregnancy when she discovers the left side of her face is completely paralysed. She is assured that ninety percent of Bell's palsy patients see spontaneous improvement and experience a full recovery... But Sarah is in the unlucky ten percent. And for a woman, wife, mother, and artist working in theatre, the paralysis and the disconnect between the interior and exterior brings significant and specific challenges. So Ruhl begins an intense decade-long search for a cure while simultaneously grappling with the reality of her new face - one that, while recognizably her own - is incapable of accurately communicating feelings or intentions. In a series of piercing, witty, and lucid meditations, Ruhl chronicles her journey as a patient, wife, mother, and artist. She explores the struggle of a body yearning to match its inner landscape, the pain of postpartum depression, the story of a marriage, being a playwright and working mother to three small children, and the desire for a resilient spiritual life in the face of illness
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
QBOO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ruhl, Sarah
Illustrations
photographs
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ruhl, Sarah
  • Facial paralysis
  • Dramatists, American
Target audience
adult
Label
Smile : the story of a face, Sarah Ruhl
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the US by Simon & Schuster in 2021
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000070077666
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
241 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781847926333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)1280527263
Label
Smile : the story of a face, Sarah Ruhl
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the US by Simon & Schuster in 2021
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000070077666
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
241 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781847926333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)1280527263

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