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Parents who have lost a child When we think of the word orphan we automatically picture a child who has lost their parents but do we use the same word to describe parents who have lost their child Especially since it is usually xpected that parents will die before their children so to have the tables turned so as to that parents will die before their children so to have the tables turned so as to must be a horror that is indescribable I found the section describing Lion s illness Codependent Forevermore: The Invention of Self in a Twelve Step Group especially when it worsened particularly hard to read and it must have been incredibly difficult to write The uote below was particularly poignant We don t yet know when we ll die but the unknown is onlyver two numerals away Throughout it all despite the immense grief and suffering Michel comes across as a strong talented and admirable individual the sub title of the book being This is not a book about death It s a book about life I respect the author for the strength it must have taken to write this book and njoyed the moments of humour and the richness of the writing I highly recommend it as a truly thought provoking
which offers hope and positivity for the future aheadPlease see my full review at This is not a book to read in public following the unexpected death of their only son this follows the grieving process in heartbreaking detail I can see why this was a best seller in France anyone who has xperienced loss will be able to relate to this and ven if you have not it would take a very hard hearted individual to fail to find this moving A very raw and motional read it would take a very hard hearted individual to fail to find this moving A very raw and Pansy Vol. 6 emotional read did not want to read this book once I read the cover blurb I did not want to hear about someone s son getting meningitistc don t want to spoil too muchIt was my book club read so I felt I had to read it I was pleasantly surprised It wasn t all doom and gloom and often uite life affirming. Les the very hardest of subjects in the most readable of ways Michel Rostain resolutely ducks away from sentimentality and pathos and tells his story instead with wit wisdom and vitality For this is not a book about death; it's a book about li.
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Michel Rostain ë 7 ReviewThis is a poignant and moving read that deals with the very difficult Subject Of Grief The of grief the of parents suddenly and tragically deprived of their only child Yet this book is not heavy going nor a hard and sorro This is a very powerful book that is a blending of both fiction and non fiction Written by a bereaved father who uses his dead son s voice to narrate it is both insightful tender but gives Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods enough distance that it is not distressing The book illustrates beautifully the pull to life after the devastating and sudden loss of a much loved child Both parents are artists working in theatre and opera and the book describes their use of both music and prose to articulate their loss and also as anxpression of grief Ultimately it is a tale of trying to find meaning and a means to
go on despite their loss I thought it was inclusive of very aspecton despite their loss I thought it was inclusive of very aspect grief and felt it would be a great book for other bereaved parents as well as anyone who works in grief and loss as a way of learning Would highly grief and loss as a way of learning Would highly as a general great read as well A thoughtful and loving book about the loss of a child interesting book part memoirs and part novel of a son who passes away and how the family reacts and what the son sees afterwards written in a humorous and humane way of looking at death I pre ordered all of the Waterstones 11 books for 2013 from debut authors without reading what they were about I wanted to go into reading them with open Education in a New Society eyes The Son is an incrediblymotional read It s a short story but not one that is Education in a New Society: Renewing the Sociology of Education enjoyable or comfortable to read It s about a subject that no parent wants toxperience The death of their child It is such a well written book and I would say that it s an important book for those dealing with a bereavement By telling it from Lion s Michel s son voice. Selected for the Waterstones Eleven list for 2013We first meet Michel leven days after the death of his son Lion Lion was lost suddenly to a virulent strain of meningitis and it's left his father and ntire family reeling We join Michel on hi. It doesn t come across as too sentimental The grief is clearly The Baby Swap Miracle expressed but Michel uses his son s voice toxpress the regrets he had as Lion was dying Michel documents the death and the preparations for the funeral I found myself feeling very moved by the writing It just felt so raw and honest I really respect Michel Rostain for documenting the journey of grief in this way I m sure he s This was a Waterstones recommended read and for once I felt a little let down It deals with a father s search for xplanations after his son dies unexp I loved this book from the first to the last pageThe story of a father coming to terms with the death of his son told from the perspective of his dead son is both moving and uplifting at the same time Though it sounds a morbid story and it is sad there is a feeling of the celebration of life through out the story On occasions It Does Feel As If The Translation Misses Something How does feel as if the translation misses something how would it be if I could read it in the original FrenchI would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a positive story about how good we are as people at over coming tragedy and carrying on to live full lives despite what has happened The Son is the June selection from the Waterstones Eleven debut authors It is a highly motional and moving read that blends memoir and fiction seamlessly xploring grief and loss through the son s yes after his death as he watches his parents specifically his father
come to terms with their Lion dies uite suddenly and unexpectedly after succumbing to the horror that is meningitis and the story is told by flipping backwards and forwards from just before his death to his actual death the funeral and the time afterwards which can only be described as heart breakingI read somewhere that there are no words to describe. S personal journey through grief but the twist that makes the journey truly remarkable and tips this true story into fiction is the fact that we see it all through Lion's yesIn a stunningly original blurring of memoir and fiction THE SON tack.MICHEL COME TO TERMS WITH THEIR