Synopses & Reviews
When journalist Justine Picardie lost her sister Ruth to breast cancer in 2000, she yearned to conjure a voice from the vast silence, to fill the space left by her sister's absence. Over the years that followed, she sought out psychics, mediums, and an array of ancient and modern methods of contacting the other side. It was a year filled with skepticism and belief, emotion and intellect, darkness and light--a personal and sometimes painful search for the after-life in an age of reason.
A moving memoir of the author's sister, and the year in her own life following her death from cancer, by the editor of "Observer" magazine. "Intensely compelling" Nigella Lawson.
In September 1997 Justine Picardie's sister, Ruth, died of breast cancer. In this remarkable book, Justine tells the story of life after death - a year in her own life after Ruth's death; and of a search for the afterlife in the age of reason, of scepticism, of science. It tells of the yearning for a voice amongst the silence, and of how we fill the space that appears when someone dies; or how the space fills itself.