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The Resource The day that went missing : a family's story, Richard Beard

The day that went missing : a family's story, Richard Beard

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The day that went missing : a family's story
Title
The day that went missing
Title remainder
a family's story
Statement of responsibility
Richard Beard
Title variation
day that went missing
Title variation remainder
a familys story
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • -- is a heart-rending story as intensely personal as any tragedy and as universal as loss. It is about how we make sense of what is gone. Most of all, it is an unforgettable act of recovery for a brother
  • "On a family summer holiday in Cornwall in 1978, Richard and his younger brother Nicholas are jumping in the waves. Suddenly, Nicholas is out of his depth. One moment he's there, the next he's gone. Richard and his other brothers don't attend the funeral, and incredibly the family returns immediately to the same cottage - to complete the holiday, to carry on, in the best British tradition. They soon stop speaking of the catastrophe. Their epic act of collective denial writes Nicky out of the family memory. Nearly forty years later, Richard, an acclaimed novelist, is haunted by the missing piece of his childhood, the unexpressed and unacknowledged grief at his core. He doesn't even know the date of his brother's death or the name of the beach where the tragedy occurred. So he sets out on a pain-staking investigation to rebuild Nicky's life, and ultimately to recreate the precise events on the day of the accident. The Day That Went Missing is a transcendent story of guilt and forgiveness, of reckoning with unspeakable loss. But, above all, it is a brother's most tender act of remembrance, and a man's brave act of survival."--Amazon
Summary
"Life changes in an instant. On a family summer holiday in Cornwall in 1978, Nicholas and his brother Richard are jumping in the waves. Suddenly Nicholas is out of his depth. He isn't, and then he is. He drowns. Richard and his other brothers don't attend the funeral, and, incredibly, the family returns immediately to the same cottage--to complete the holiday, to carry on. They soon stop speaking of the catastrophe. Their epic act of collective denial writes Nicky out of the family memory. Nearly fortyyears later, Richard Beard is haunted by the missing grief of his childhood. Not knowing even the date of the accident or the name of the beach where his brother died, he sets out on a painstaking investigation to rebuild Nicky's life, and ultimately to re-create the precise events on the day of the accident. Who was Nicky? Why did the family react as they did? And what actually happened? [This book] is as intensely personal as any tragedy. It is a heartrending tale of guilt and forgiveness, of reckoningwith unspeakable loss. But above all, it is a brother's most tender act of remembrance, and one man's brave act of survival."--Dust jacket flap
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Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10640178
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beard, Richard
Dewey number
155.937092
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF575.G7
LC item number
B4127 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beard, Richard
  • Beard, Nicholas
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Brothers and sisters
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a family's story
Label
The day that went missing : a family's story, Richard Beard
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780316445382
Lccn
2018942130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1028521670
  • (OCoLC)1028521670
Label
The day that went missing : a family's story, Richard Beard
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780316445382
Lccn
2018942130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1028521670
  • (OCoLC)1028521670

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