Skating to antarctica simp several of my friends here on goodreads rave about her this is the singular tome which she has written that appealed to me the most a travelogue about her journey to antarctica. Skating to antarctica is a memoir about a woman who struggles with her sexually physically and verbally abusive parents jenny tells her story of her past by weaving it together with her adventure to antarctica eventually the problems of her past resurface because of her daughters inquisitive nature. Skating to antarctica a journey to the end of the world by jenny diski the ecco press read the review i am not entirely content with the degree of whiteness in my life my bedroom is white white walls icy mirrors white sheets and pillowcases white slatted blinds its the best i could do. Antarctica is not so much a destination as a symptom in this intense disturbing memoir of a wickedly unpleasant childhood novelist diski monkeys uncle 1995 etc doesnt like to travel doesnt like breaks in routine indolence has always been my most essential quality but an undeniable urge to visit antarctica swept her along. In her vivid compelling memoir skating to antarctica jenny diski relates a history of finding comfort in whiteness the ice rink of her youth a psychiatric ward in her 20s and her current bedroom with its white walls and linens are all attempts to achieve a kind of oblivion by whiteout
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