Wave Pdf Summary
On the morning of December 26, 2004, on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Sonali Deraniyagala lost her parents, her husband, and her two young sons in the tsunami she miraculously survived. In this brave and searingly frank memoir, she describes those first horrifying moments and her long journey since. She has written an engrossing, unsentimental, beautifully poised account: as she struggles through the first months following the tragedy, furiously clenched against a reality that she cannot face and cannot deny; and then, over the ensuing years, as she emerges reluctantly, slowly allowing her memory to take her back through the rich and joyous life she’s mourning, from her family’s home in London, to the birth of her children, to the year she met her English husband at Cambridge, to her childhood in Colombo; all the while learning the difficult balance between the almost unbearable reminders of her loss and the need to keep her family, somehow, still alive within her.
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About Sonali Deraniyagala Author Of Wave pdf Book
Sonali Deraniyagala Author Of Wave pdf Book is a Sri Lankan memoirist and economist. She was Born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka, she studied economics at Oxford and Cambridge. She married economist Stephen Lissenburgh.
While on vacation at Sri Lanka’s Yala National Park in December 2004, she lost her two sons, her husband, and her parents in the Indian Ocean tsunami. The tsunami carried her two miles inland and she was able to survive by clinging to a tree branch.
Deraniyagala later relocated to New York where she became a visiting research scholar at Columbia University. Her 2013 memoir, Wave, recounts her experiences in the tsunami and the progression of her grief in the ensuing years. It was shortlisted for the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award
Wave pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information
- Publisher : Vintage (December 31, 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0345804317
- ISBN-13 : 978-0345804310
- Item Weight : 8.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.17 x 0.68 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #75,896 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #41 in Natural Disasters (Books)
- #922 in Women’s Biographies
- #3,253 in Memoirs (Books)
- Customer Reviews: 4.2 out of 5 stars 1,456 ratings
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