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The day that went missing : a family's story

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Altoona Area Public Library 155.937 BEA (Text) 33240004497601 Adult Nonfiction Checked Out 02/14/2019

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  • ISBN: 9780316445382
  • ISBN: 031644538X
  • Physical Description: 280 pages ; 22 cm
    print
  • Edition: First North American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little Brown and Company, 2018.

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Formatted Contents Note: What will survive -- 18th August 1978 -- Words are singularly useless.
Summary, etc.: "Life changes in an instant. On a family summer holiday in Cornwall in 1978, Richard and his younger brother Nicholas are jumping in the waves. Suddenly, Nicholas is out of his depth. One moment he's there, the next he's gone. Richard and his other brothers don't attend the funeral, and incredibly the family returns immediately to the same cottage - to complete the holiday, to carry on, in the best British tradition. They soon stop speaking of the catastrophe. Their epic act of collective denial writes Nicky out of the family memory. Nearly forty years later, Richard, an acclaimed novelist, is haunted by the missing piece of his childhood, the unexpressed and unacknowledged grief at his core. He doesn't even know the date of his brother's death or the name of the beach where the tragedy occurred. So he sets out on a pain-staking investigation to rebuild Nicky's life, and ultimately to recreate the precise events on the day of the accident. The Day That Went Missing is a transcendent story of guilt and forgiveness, of reckoning with unspeakable loss. But, above all, it is a brother's most tender act of remembrance, and a man's brave act of survival."--Page [2] of cover.
Subject: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Siblings
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Death, Grief, Bereavement
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Siblings
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Death, Grief, Bereavement
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Families
Brothers and sisters Death Psychological aspects
Brothers and sisters Death
Brothers and sisters Death Psychological aspects
Brothers and sisters Death
Beard, Richard 1967-
Beard, Nicholas Death and burial
Beard, Richard 1967- Family
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