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Half a Life by Darin Strauss
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Jun 19, 14

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Just finished this memoir by the author of several works of fiction. This was the 'one thing' he didn't want to reveal about himself, yet his works of fiction circled back to it. As an eighteen year old, he was involved in an accident which cost a young woman her life. What he brought with him for the next eighteen was the sense that he was 'living for the two of them.' Beautifully written, perhaps too hard on himself, he presents the unvarnished truth about the psychological costs of survivor guilt.
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