Half a Life

Half a Life
Contributor(s): Strauss, Darin (Author)

Strauss delivers an unexpected take on remorse with the maturity that only comes from earnest reflection. The moment his car struck and killed his classmate Celine, a girl he hardly knew, half a lifetime ago, his life was understandably changed forever.

In this powerful, unforgettable memoir, acclaimed novelist Darin Strauss examines the far-reaching consequences of the tragic moment that has shadowed his whole life. In his last month of high school, he was behind the wheel of his dad's Oldsmobile, driving with friends, heading off to play mini-golf. Then: a classmate swerved in front of his car. The collision resulted in her death. With piercing insight and stark prose, Darin Strauss leads us on a deeply personal, immediate, and emotional journey—graduating high school, going away to college, starting his writing career, falling in love with his future wife, becoming a father. Along the way, he takes a hard look at loss and guilt, maturity and accountability, hope and, at last, acceptance. The result is a staggering, uplifting tour de force.

Publisher:  Random House Trade
Pub Date:  05/2011
ISBN:   9780812982534
Binding:  Paperback - 1.52 cms H x 20.17 cms L x 13.41 cms W (0.20 kgs) 211 pages

 

Half a Life
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Half a Life $49.000

Half a Life
Contributor(s): Strauss, Darin (Author)

Strauss delivers an unexpected take on remorse with the maturity that only comes from earnest reflection. The moment his car struck and killed his classmate Celine, a girl he hardly knew, half a lifetime ago, his life was understandably changed forever.

In this powerful, unforgettable memoir, acclaimed novelist Darin Strauss examines the far-reaching consequences of the tragic moment that has shadowed his whole life. In his last month of high school, he was behind the wheel of his dad's Oldsmobile, driving with friends, heading off to play mini-golf. Then: a classmate swerved in front of his car. The collision resulted in her death. With piercing insight and stark prose, Darin Strauss leads us on a deeply personal, immediate, and emotional journey—graduating high school, going away to college, starting his writing career, falling in love with his future wife, becoming a father. Along the way, he takes a hard look at loss and guilt, maturity and accountability, hope and, at last, acceptance. The result is a staggering, uplifting tour de force.

Publisher:  Random House Trade
Pub Date:  05/2011
ISBN:   9780812982534
Binding:  Paperback - 1.52 cms H x 20.17 cms L x 13.41 cms W (0.20 kgs) 211 pages