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The day that went missing : a family tragedy

Beard, Richard, 1967-2018
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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 and he drowns. Richard and his other brothers don't attend the funeral, and incredibly the family return 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 40 years later, Richard Beard is haunted by the missing grief of his childhood but doesn't know the date of the accident or the name of the beach. 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. Who was Nicky? Why did the family react as they did?
Author:
Imprint:
London : Vintage, 2018.
Collation:
278 pages ; 20 cm
Notes:
Originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2017.
ISBN:
9781784703141 (pbk. :)
Local class:
B BEA
Language:
English
BRN:
4305225
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