A Meditation on Love and Loss

Unknown - 2005 | 1st American ed
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"Shadowchild is an examination of a parent's grief over the loss of a child. P. F. Thomese's baby was just a few weeks old when she died, and suddenly a piece of his life and heart was gone. But how do you recall that which is missing? How can we replace that which is lost? In powerful prose, he describes how he and his wife prepared for her birth; he remembers the first night they all three slept in the same bed. And after her death, Thomese finds himself desperately seeking the appropriate words to express his desolation. But he feels that "if she still exists anywhere, then it's in language." And so he begins to search for a new language to describe a grief that is too terrible to fit into everyday words." "At once a declaration of love, an elegy, and a self-examination, Shadowchild is a meditation on love, death, and personal loss."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2005
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780374261917
Branch Call Number: 155.937 THO 2005
Characteristics: 116 p. ; 20 cm


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