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Other Lives But Mine

Other Lives But Mine

(2012)
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This is an unflinching record of devastating loss and the wealth of human solace that follows in its wake. 'The night before the wave, I remember that Helene and I talked about separating. It wouldn't be complicated; we didn't live together, hadn't had a child, and were even able to see ourselves remaining friends, and yet, it was sad. It was Christmas 2004.' In Sri Lanka, a tsunami sweeps a child out to sea, her grandfather helpless against the onrushing water. In France, a young woman succumbs to illness, leaving her husband and small children bereft. Present at both events, Emmanuel Carrere sets out to tell the story of two families - shattered and ultimately restored. What he accomplishes is nothing short of a literary miracle: a heartrending narrative of endless love, a meditation on courage and decency in the face of adversity, an intimate and reverent look at the extraordinary beauty and nobility of ordinary lives.

 
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Paperback Editions

March 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Other Lives But Mine
Author(s): Emmanuel Carrere
ISBN: 1-84668-766-7 / 978-1-84668-766-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Other Lives But Mine
Author(s): Emmanuel Carrere
ISBN: 1-84668-765-9 / 978-1-84668-765-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   



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