Author(s): John Freeman (ed.)
A writer chronicles the surrender of her body to MS; a woman running a substance-abuse clinic faces challenges from clients, donors and her own past; two brothers fix up a house - but can't quite fix the aging parents who will live in it. From the chalky horse-pills of faceless pharmaceutical conglomerates to the hot toddy that was Grandmother's remedy for bruised knees, broken hearts and everything besides - here are stories about the ways we face our ailments and the ways we seek to cure ourselves.
John Freeman has been editor of Granta since 2009. He is the author of The Tyranny of E-mail and former president of the National Book Critics Circle. His criticism has appeared in The New York Times, the Guardian and the Independent.