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Half a Life - A Memoir

Darin Strauss

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In this powerful, unforgettable memoir, acclaimed novelist Darin Strauss examines the far-reaching consequences of the tragic moment that has shadowed his whole life. In his last month of high school, he was behind the wheel of his dad's Oldsmobile, driving with friends, heading off to play mini-golf. Then: a classmate swerved in front of his car. The collision resulted in her death. With piercing insight and stark prose, Darin Strauss leads us on a deeply personal, immediate, and emotional journey-graduating high school, going away to college, starting his writing career, falling in love with his future wife, becoming a father. Along the way, he takes a hard look at loss and guilt, maturity and accountability, hope and, at last, acceptance. The result is a staggering, uplifting tour de force. Look for special features inside, including an interview with Colum McCann. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Length:

3h 9m


Chapters

Free Sample

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

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Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:37


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:15


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:29


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

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