Other Lives but Mine

Other Lives but Mine


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Read this an expansive meditation on death, grief and the limtless reach of the human spirit from the bestselling author of The Adversary

'Compelling. Carrère has the gift of speaking simply and directly of the essentials' Evening Standard

Beset by arguments and the fear that things between them may be falling apart, writer Emmanuel Carrère and his partner, Hélène, journey to Sri Lanka to spend Christmas along the coast. But when the 2004 tsunami devastates the country, sweeping their friends' young daughter away, the couple are bound in their search among the dead. As further tragedy strikes back home, with the news that Hélène's sister is dying of cancer, Carrère turns his characteristic eye to the subject of these two lives, documenting the dramatic effect that their deaths have on those around them.

Precise, sober, and suspenseful, Other Lives But Mine offers an intimate portrait of the fragility of life and the restorative processes of grief, that illuminates the astonishing richness of human connection.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529111224
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 843.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 206g
Height: 128mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 22mm