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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Emanuel Carrere, novelist, filmmaker, journalist and biographer, is the award-winning internationally renowned author of The Adversary, Class Trip, The Mustache and A Russian Novel  published by Serpent's Tail. He lives in Paris. Other Lives But Mine is translated by Linda Coverdale.Review:
"'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)"
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Book Description Serpents Tail, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111846687659
Book Description Serpents Tail, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1846687659