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 Carrère 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.
Lives Other Than My Own is a novel by Emmanuel Carrère.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- A precise, sober and suspenseful experience.
- Learn about the effects of a tsunami.
- A moving journey that teaches about human connection.