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The Resource Other lives but mine, Emmanuel Carrere ; translated by Linda Coverdale

Other lives but mine, Emmanuel Carrere ; translated by Linda Coverdale

Label
Other lives but mine
Title
Other lives but mine
Statement of responsibility
Emmanuel Carrere ; translated by Linda Coverdale
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
SALS
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1957-
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Carrere, Emmanuel
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
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Coverdale, Linda
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  • Tsunamis
  • Survival
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Family
  • Death
Target audience
adult
Label
Other lives but mine, Emmanuel Carrere ; translated by Linda Coverdale
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • First published in this translation in the USA in 2011 by Metropolitan Books
  • Originally published in France in 2009 under the title by D'autres vies que la mienne by P.O.L. Editeur, Paris
Control code
000049110533
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
243 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846687655
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)758984420
Label
Other lives but mine, Emmanuel Carrere ; translated by Linda Coverdale
Publication
Note
  • First published in this translation in the USA in 2011 by Metropolitan Books
  • Originally published in France in 2009 under the title by D'autres vies que la mienne by P.O.L. Editeur, Paris
Control code
000049110533
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
243 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846687655
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)758984420

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