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All at Sea: A Memoir - Decca Aitkenhead
All at Sea: A Memoir
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A beautifully written, breathtakingly honest, unsentimental, and profound memoir from one of the UK’s most popular journalists.  On a hot, still morning on a beautiful beach in Jamaica, Decca Aitkenhead’s life changed forever. Her four-year-old son was paddling peacefully at the water’s edge when... show more
A beautifully written, breathtakingly honest, unsentimental, and profound memoir from one of the UK’s most popular journalists.  On a hot, still morning on a beautiful beach in Jamaica, Decca Aitkenhead’s life changed forever. Her four-year-old son was paddling peacefully at the water’s edge when a wave pulled him out to sea. Her partner, Tony, swam out and saved their son’s life—then drowned before her eyes.      When Decca and Tony first met, a decade earlier, she was a renowned Guardian journalist profiling leading politicians of the day; he was a dreadlocked criminal with a history of drug dealing and violence. No one thought the romance would last, but it did—until the tide swept Tony away, plunging Decca into the dark chasm of random tragedy.      Exploring race and redemption, privilege and prejudice, All at Sea is a remarkable story of love and loss, of how one couple changed each other’s life, and of what a sudden death can do to the people who survive.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385540650 (0385540655)
ASIN: 0385540655
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads
Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads rated it
2.0 All At Sea
This book is a step-by-step in how not to behave like an adult. This woman did nothing a rational grown up would, and so I had no ability to connect with her. She left her marriage, which is fine, but she left it for a coke dealing crack smoker. And then she wants you to believe that being a dealer ...
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4.0 All At Sea by Decca Aitkenhead
Finished this book a couple of weeks ago and still thinking about the tragedy of losing Tony. Decca has written a beautiful story about tragic events that took place during a family vacation, a serene and well loved travel destination. It's beyond heartbreaking but also full of light. I think Tony w...
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