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The Opposite of Loneliness

(2014)
A collection of stories by

 
 
'A generation-defining collection published posthumously... Her voice is relevant, sharp, fresh, unfiltered and poetic, with a dry wit. You can dive in and out of her questioning and her musings and meanderings. So much promise' Jenna Coleman, star of Doctor Who and Victoria

Marina Keegan's star was on the rise when she graduated from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York International Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at the New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash.

As her family, friends and classmates, deep in grief, joined to create a memorial service for Marina, her unforgettable last essay for the Yale Daily News, 'The Opposite of Loneliness', went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. She had struck a chord.

Even though she was just 22 when she died, Marina left behind a rich, expansive trove of prose that, like her title essay, captures the hope, uncertainty and possibility of her generation. The Opposite of Loneliness is an assemblage of Marina's essays and stories that articulates the universal struggle we all face as we work out what we aspire to be and how we can harness our talents to make an impact on the world.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Funny, poignant, tender, and fiercely alive, 'The Opposite of Loneliness' contains the keen observations of a short lifetime--and the wisdom of a much longer one." - Jennifer DuBois

"In her brief life Marina Keegan managed to achieve a precocious literary mastery. Her wry, wise, lyrical voice is unforgettable, and her vital, exuberant spirit reminds us powerfully to seize the day. Though every sentence throbs with what might have been, this remarkable collection is ultimately joyful and inspiring, because it represents the wonder that she was." - J R Moehringer


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June 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories
Author(s): Marina Keegan
ISBN: 1-4711-3960-3 / 978-1-4711-3960-4 (UK edition)
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April 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories
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ISBN: 1-4767-5361-X / 978-1-4767-5361-4 (USA edition)
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April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories
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April 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories
Author(s): Marina Keegan
ISBN: 1-4767-5391-1 / 978-1-4767-5391-1 (USA edition)
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April 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories
Author(s): Marina Keegan
ISBN: 1-4945-0125-2 / 978-1-4945-0125-9 (USA edition)
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April 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories
Author(s): Marina Keegan
ISBN: 1-4945-3125-9 / 978-1-4945-3125-6 (USA edition)
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April 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories
Author(s): Marina Keegan
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Title: The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories
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May 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories
Author(s): Marina Keegan
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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April 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories
Author(s): Marina Keegan
Publisher: Scribner
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