Other Lives But Mine
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Other Lives But Mine

by Emmanuel Carrere

Read this an expansive meditation on death, grief and the limtless reach of the human spirit from the bestselling author of The Adversary 'Compelling... Carrere 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 Carrere and his partner, Helene, 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 Helene's sister is dying of cancer, Carrere 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.

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  • Binding : Paperback / softback
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Publication Date : 2019-05-12
  • Weight : 207g
  • Product Code : 9781529111224
  • Dimension : 198 x 129 x 16 mm

About Author

Emmanuel Carrere

Emmanuel Carrere, novelist, filmmaker, journalist, and biographer, is the award-winning internationally renowned author of The Adversary (a Sunday Times bestseller and New York Times Notable Book, translated into twenty-three languages), Lives Other Than My Own, My Life as a Russian Novel, Class Trip, Limonov (winner of the 2011 Prix Renaudot), The Mustache and, most recently, The Kingdom.