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The Resource The day that went missing : a family's story, Richard Beard

The day that went missing : a family's story, Richard Beard

Label
The day that went missing : a family's story
Title
The day that went missing
Title remainder
a family's story
Statement of responsibility
Richard Beard
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Cataloging source
YDX
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1967-
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Beard, Richard
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beard, Richard
  • Beard, Nicholas
  • Beard, Richard
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Brothers and sisters
Label
The day that went missing : a family's story, Richard Beard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What will survive -- 18th August 1978 -- Words are singularly useless
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780316445382
Lccn
2018942130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1028521670
  • (OCoLC)on1028521670
  • 980442
Label
The day that went missing : a family's story, Richard Beard
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What will survive -- 18th August 1978 -- Words are singularly useless
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780316445382
Lccn
2018942130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1028521670
  • (OCoLC)on1028521670
  • 980442

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