Reviews

  • A classic - a book that expands in all directions to fill an empty space in the literature of illness. I have long thought of Boyer as a genius against genius, speaking from the sea of people in a voice that cannot help but be heard above the others, it is so clear and strong. And The Undying is a book that is beautifully against: against cancer, against easy metaphors, above all against "the pink ribbon on the for-sale sign on the mansion"

    Patricia Lockwood, author of Priestdaddy
  • This is a powerful, timely, and troubling book. Boyer's unflinching account of the market-driven brutality of American cancer care sits beside some of the most perceptive and beautiful writing about illness and pain that I have ever read

    Hari Kunzru, author of White Tears
  • Anne Boyer's radically unsentimental account of cancer and the 'carcinogenosphere' obliterates cliché. By demonstrating how her utterly specific experience is also irreducibly social, she opens up new spaces for thinking and feeling together. The Undying is an outraged, beautiful, and brilliant work of embodied critique

    Ben Lerner, author of 10:04
  • Anne Boyer is an essential voice, and this is an essential book: one body's urgent attempt at finding a language to tell us what it knows

    Jonathan Lethem, author of The Feral Detective