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The Resource All at sea : a memoir, Decca Aitkenhead

All at sea : a memoir, Decca Aitkenhead

Label
All at sea : a memoir
Title
All at sea
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Decca Aitkenhead
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A beautifully written, breathtakingly honest, unsentimental, and profound memoir from one of the UK's most popular journalists. On a hot, still morning on a beautiful beach in Jamaica, Decca Aitkenhead's life changed forever. Her four-year-old son was paddling peacefully at the water's edge when a wave pulled him out to sea. Her partner, Tony, swam out and saved their son's life--then drowned before her eyes. When Decca and Tony first met, a decade earlier, she was a renowned Guardian journalist, profiling leading politicians of the day; he was a dreadlocked criminal with a history of drug dealing and violence. No one thought the romance would last, but it did--until the tide swept Tony away, plunging Decca into the dark chasm of random tragedy. Exploring race and redemption, privilege and prejudice, All at Sea is a remarkable story of love and loss, of how one couple changed each other's lives, and of what a sudden death can do to the people who survive"--
Summary
A memoir from an award-winning journalist at The Guardian describes how her life changed forever when her boyfriend was swept out to sea attempting to save her 4-year old son from a rogue wave in Jamaica
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10521869
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aitkenhead, Decca
Dewey number
070.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aitkenhead, Decca
  • Journalists
  • Bereavement
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Death, Grief, Bereavement
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General
  • Aitkenhead, Decca
  • Bereavement
  • Journalists
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
All at sea : a memoir, Decca Aitkenhead
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn931642275
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780385540650
Lccn
2016006847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)931642275
Label
All at sea : a memoir, Decca Aitkenhead
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn931642275
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780385540650
Lccn
2016006847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)931642275

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