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Other Lives But Mine

(2012)
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'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, but ultimately restored. What he accomplishes is a heartrending narrative of love, a meditation on courage and decency in the face of adversity, an intimate look at the beauty and nobility of ordinary lives.

'As a storyteller Carrere is so freakishly talented, so unassuming in grace and power that you only realise the hold he's got on you when you attempt to pull away' Junot Diaz

'Gratifying and surprising ... A book about the texture and resonance of loss...Carrere covers a lot of ground with cool honesty and careful humanity' The New York Times

 
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Paperback Editions

March 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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   

Kindle Editions

March 2012 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Other Lives But Mine
Author(s): Emmanuel Carrere
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   


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