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Friday, February 17, 2017

Writing to Survive: A Father on the Death of His Young Son

I write to avoid the pain, to find out if I still exist, to make sure I did not vanish on the river.

I write to stop roaming the streets.

I write because our lives tipped over and I want to understand the world into which I have tumbled.

I write in homage and remembrance, in contrition and penitence.

I write so that Owen will be less alone.
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St├ęphane Gerson’s memoir of his family, Disaster Falls, is available from Crown.

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