Lives Other Than My Own: A Memoir by Emmanuel Carrère, Linda Coverdale
English | September 13th, 2011 | ISBN: 1429973285 | 256 Pages | EPUB/MOBI | 0.68 MB
In Sri Lanka, a tsunami sweeps a child out to sea, her grand-father 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 Carrère 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.