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A Season in Hell

(1998)
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Marilyn French, author of My Summer with George, The Women's Room, and Her Mother's Daughter, learns at the beginning of this memoir that she has esophageal cancer. (A smoker for 46 years, she had ignored friends and doctors who implored her to quit.) She is told that one survives metastasized esophageal cancer. A Season in Hell is French's personal story of her journey through the nightmares of aggressive cancer treatment, seizures, a two-week coma, kindhearted nurses, and uncompassionate doctors. One told her not to get her hopes up when her tumor disappeared, and a neurologist said (prophetically?), "Doctors hate writers; they always say horrible things about us." It is also French's story of triumph--because she succeeds in conquering the cancer, though she emerges from the struggle far from well, with "just about every system in my body [damaged] by chemotherapy or radiation." Readers share the worst and the best with French, and by the end of the book get to know this woman, feel a part of her humanity, respect her courage, and cherish her circle of close friends (including Gloria Steinem) and relatives who gave her so much when she needed it most. --Joan Price

 
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Hardback Editions

January 1998 : UK Hardback
Title: A Season In Hell: A Memoir
Author(s): Marilyn French
ISBN: 1-86049-447-1 / 978-1-86049-447-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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September 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: A Season in Hell : A Memoir
Author(s): Marilyn French
ISBN: 0-679-45509-4 / 978-0-679-45509-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

May 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: A Season in Hell: A Memoir
Author(s): Marilyn French
ISBN: 0-345-41268-0 / 978-0-345-41268-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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September 1999 : UK Paperback
Title: A Season In Hell: A Memoir
Author(s): Marilyn French
ISBN: 1-86049-550-8 / 978-1-86049-550-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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September 1999 : UK Paperback
Title: A Season In Hell: A Memoir
Author(s): Marilyn French
ISBN: 1-86049-767-5 / 978-1-86049-767-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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April 1999 : USA Paperback
Title: Season in Hell
Author(s): Marilyn French
ISBN: 0-345-43619-9 / 978-0-345-43619-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books (Mm)
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: A Season in Hell: A Memoir
Author(s): Marilyn French
Publisher: Open Road Media
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