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Half my life ago, I killed a girl. In this powerful, unforgettable memoir, acclaimed novelist Darin Strauss recounts a tragedy and its aftermath. In his last month of high school, just after turning eighteen, Strauss is behind the wheel of his father's Oldsmobile, driving with friends--having thoughts of mini-golf, another thought of maybe just going to the beach. Then out of the blue: a collision that results in the death of a bicycling classmate that shadows the rest of his life. In spare and piercing prose, Darin Strauss explores loss and guilt, maturity and accountability, hope and acceptance--and the result is a staggering, uplifting tour de force.

Synopsis:

Strauss delivers an unexpected take on remorse with the maturity that only comes from earnest reflection. The moment his car struck and killed his classmate Celine, a girl he hardly knew, half a lifetime ago, his life was understandably changed forever.

About the Author

Darin Strauss is the bestselling author of three previous books. The recipient of a Guggenheim in fiction writing and numerous other awards, Strauss has seen his work translated into fourteen languages and published in more than twenty countries. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Writing at New York University, and he lives with his wife and children in Brooklyn.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679643821
Subtitle:
A Memoir
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Strauss, Darin
Subject:
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Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
211

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"Synopsis" by , Strauss delivers an unexpected take on remorse with the maturity that only comes from earnest reflection. The moment his car struck and killed his classmate Celine, a girl he hardly knew, half a lifetime ago, his life was understandably changed forever.
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