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Author Beard, Richard, 1967- author.

Title The day that went missing : a family's story / Richard Beard.

Publication Info. New York : Little Brown and Company, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  155.937 BEA    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 BEARD    Available
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction    92 BEARD    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
1 copy being processed for PAS Santa Catalina Branch On Order.
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First North American edition.
Description 280 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary "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."-- Amazon.
Contents What will survive -- 18th August 1978 -- Words are singularly useless.
Subject Beard, Richard, 1967- -- Family.
Beard, Nicholas -- Death and burial.
Brothers and sisters -- Death.
Brothers and sisters -- Death -- Psychological aspects.
ISBN 9780316445382 (hardcover)
031644538X (hardcover)

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