Friday, May 20, 2016

All At Sea - Decca Aitkenhead

One morning on holiday at a Jamaican beach,  the author Decca wanders down to the beach where she sees a few people swimming.  All of a sudden she realizes one of her young sons is in trouble, but before she knows it her partner Tony runs in to rescue him and this is when things go wrong.

In a minute, everything changes for Decca, and this memoir of the accident from ten years ago is still brutal and raw in its telling.  It is a story not only about grieving, but about relationships, parenting and about loss.  We also hear about Deccas own childhood,  losing her own mother when she was just ten, and how that influenced how she dealt with things with her own boys. 5/5

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