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Easy Beauty: On Seeing and Being Seen

by Chloe Cooper Jones

'Gorgeous, vividly alive' New York Times
'Bold, honest and superbly well-written' Andre Aciman, author of Call Me By Your Name
'Graceful and soul-baring' Melanie Reid, The Times
'Blends journalism, philosophy and memoir... a book that everyone will be talking about' Lit Hub

I am in a bar in Brooklyn listening to two men, my friends, discuss whether or not my life was worth living.

So begins Chloe Cooper Jones's bold account of moving through the world in a body that looks different than most. Born with a rare congenital condition called sacral agenesis, she must contend not only with her own physical pain, but the emotional discomfort of others.

It is only when she unexpectedly becomes a mother that she confronts the demand to live life fully, propelling her on a journey across the globe, reclaiming the spaces she'd been denied, and denied herself.

From Roman sculptures to a Beyonce concert, from a tennis tournament to the Cambodian Killing Fields, Jones interrogates the myths of beauty with spiky intelligence, aesthetic philosophy, love and humour, inviting us to find a new way of seeing.

288 pages.

ISBN: 9780349013800

€ 13.75 

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Date of Publication: 04/05/2023

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