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Let Not the Waves of the Sea

Let Not the Waves of the Sea

LET NOT THE WAVES OF THE SEA is Simon Stephenson’s account of his journey following the loss of his brother in the Indian Ocean tsunami. If it is a story of grief, it is also a story of hope and of the unexpected places where healing can be found.

Simon’s journey takes him from Edinburgh in the immediate aftermath of the disaster, to Downing Street in London, to Thailand and the island where his brother died, to the scene of an ancient tsunami on the north-west coast of the United States, and to the town where he and his brother’s favourite childhood film was made. Along the way there is heartbreak, dengue fever, Greek mythology, and hard physical labour in the tropical heat, but there is also memory, redemption and humour as well.
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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General

On Sale: 5th January 2012

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781848545694

Reviews

'Enviably well written ...one perfect sentence after another'
FT
'Like William Styron's moving memoir of depression, Darkness Visible, there is profound empathy here'
welovethisbook.com
A fine meditation on what is salvaged from loss. A humane and manly book
Janice Galloway, Scotland on Sunday
[A] moving and honest account...the book contains countless heartbreaking moments
Sunday Times
A beautifully crafted portrait of bereavement that tells us something new about the landscape, people, customs and hardship that he encountered along the way
Sunday Telegraph
Profoundly moving...it is impossible not to be touched
Observer
As much a celebration of Dominic's life and the brothers' relationship as it is a lament for his passing
Daily Mail
'An immensely moving, truthful and honest elegy. Stephenson has created something extraordinary'
Neel Mukherjee
'An extraordinary and courageous book'
Alex Preston
Remarkable... seldom will you find grief anatomised quite so acutely and honestly
John Preston, Sunday Telegraph Books of the Year
'A remarkably moving and compelling read. The travelogue and biography is a celebration of his brother's life and deals courageously with the journey to understand his death in the Asian tsunami on Ko Phi Phi'
Andrew Dixon, Scotland on Sunday