The Disappearance

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 168 pages
A book of letters to a friend, in which Jurgenson discusses different aspects of her bereavement after her two young daughters are killed in a car accident, The Disappearance combines raw honesty with the solidly balanced craft of the French epistolary novel.
 

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Jane Miller assigned this book and the class divided up on its merits. I said that I cried and I did. Even though the letters that make it up sort of whirl and the fact that they were written is just ... Read full review

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Originally published in 1994 and now translated into English, this collection of letters was written years after French author Jurgensen's two very young and, at that time, only daughters were killed ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
23
Section 3
31
Section 4
38
Section 5
65
Section 6
69
Section 7
72
Section 8
77
Section 10
85
Section 11
89
Section 12
135
Section 13
153
Section 14
156
Section 15
161
Section 16
166
Section 17

Section 9
81

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About the author (1999)

Genevieve Jurgensen lost her two daughters a dozen years before she began her clear, precise, breathtaking book in an attempt to answer questions to herself, to her friends, to the world.

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