To the brink and back: Allison Watson’s Transplanted

Transplanted is a text that takes its reader to the furthest reaches of medical technology, to the brink of death, then back through the hard journey of sustaining the physical and mental resiliency it takes to heal a body that has been profoundly traumatized. What Allison calls “The seemingly continuous attempt of my body to die.” It reflects the transplantation of one pair of lungs into the body of another, in an Ouroboros-like maneuver of death creating life.

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