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All at Sea

All at Sea by Decca Aitkenhead
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Aug 16, 2016 | 240 Pages
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“[A] sensational, devastating story … All at Sea is more than the recounting of a freak accident and its consequences. It is a thoughtful and provocative rumination on love, family and grief. Where When Breath Becomes Air offered a dying man’s perspective on mortality, All at Sea offers a widow’s perspective on survivor’s guilt … A bracing and valuable reminder of the vagaries of fate that can leave you feeling unaccountably grateful—not only for your own relative serendipity, but for the wisdom borne of Aitkenhead’s grit.”
—Washington Post

“A heart-wrenching tale of race, unlikely love, and how grief changes everything. It’s unforgettable.”
—People

“A tour-de-force … Aitkenhead is rigorously unsentimental and unsparingly honest … No one who reads her brave and eloquent book will ever forget endearing Tony or their incandescent love story.”
—Boston Globe

“An inspired portrait of [an] unconventional love story—he a drug-dealing ex-con, she an intellectual free spirit—stretching across lines of class, race, family history, and temperament. This is a star-crossed yet triumphant tale.”
—Elle

“Aitkenhead’s memoir is a rare book to surface this summer: unsentimental, but still entirely heartbreaking … Beautifully written and, remarkably, full of hope.”
—Travel + Leisure

“A love letter . . . written in as heart-stopping prose as you are likely to read.” 
—Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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