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Author Noël, Christopher.

Title In the unlikely event of a water landing : a geography of grief / Christopher Noël
Edition First edition
Published New York : Times Books, [1996]


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 MELB  155.937 Chr/Itu  AVAILABLE
Description 273 pages ; 21 cm
Summary To rescue himself, to feel what it means to be alive, Noel eventually embarks on a journey that will take him to the steamy rain forests of Central America, to dim, treacherous reaches beneath the ocean, and finally to the sites of his earliest childhood memories - all the while keeping in touch, by a variety of means, with a woman he must learn to love in a wholly new way
On a cold January morning in 1992, Brigid Clark left for work, as always, and died in an automobile accident. Christopher Noel began, that day, a years-long effort to come to terms with the loss of his fiancee and best friend. In the Unlikely Event of a Water Landing chronicles this odyssey and the strange fruits it has borne. What Noel discovers is that the geography of grief cannot be simplified into tidy phrases or clinical symptoms. This most unthinkable of life's inevitable turns retains its awesome hugeness. The hard work of his attempts "to describe a few of the ten thousand facets of what it is and has been to lose Brigid Clark" will resonate with anyone who has struggled to re-create even a single authentic moment spent with a loved one who has died
Subject Noël, Christopher.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Loss (Psychology)
Traffic accidents.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
LC no. 95039850
ISBN 081292679X (acid-free paper)