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Disaster falls : a family story

Author: Stéphane Gerson; Will Damron
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Audio, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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On a day like any other, on a rafting trip down Utah's Green River, Stephane Gerson's eight-year-old son, Owen, drowned. That same night, as darkness fell, Stephane huddled in a tent with his wife, Alison, and their older son, Julian, trying to understand what seemed inconceivable. This piercing memoir chronicles the aftermath of that day and their shared determination to stay true to Alison's resolution to stick  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Compact discs
Biography
Named Person: Stéphane Gerson; Stéphane Gerson; Stéphane Gerson; Stéphane Gerson
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Stéphane Gerson; Will Damron
ISBN: 9781515910275 151591027X
OCLC Number: 967234668
Notes: Title from web page.
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Performer(s): Read by Will Damron.
Description: 7 audio discs (8 hr., 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Stephane Gerson.

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On a day like any other, on a rafting trip down Utah's Green River, Stephane Gerson's eight-year-old son, Owen, drowned. That same night, as darkness fell, Stephane huddled in a tent with his wife, Alison, and their older son, Julian, trying to understand what seemed inconceivable. This piercing memoir chronicles the aftermath of that day and their shared determination to stay true to Alison's resolution to stick together. Gerson captures the different ways of grieving that threatened to isolate each of them in their post-Owen worlds and then, with beautiful specificity, shows how he and Alison preserved and reconfigured their marriage from within. Blending family history and the natural history of the river, Gerson provides an expansive, unflinching meditation on loss, parents' responsibilities toward their children, and the stories people tell themselves in the wake of traumatic events.

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