Aitkenhead, Decca All at Sea: A Memoir

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All at Sea: A Memoir

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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 journalist profiling leading politicians; he was a dreadlocked criminal with a history of drug dealing and violence. No one thought their 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 two people changed each other, and of what a sudden death can do to those who survive.

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"A sensational, devastating story. . . . A thoughtful and provocative rumination on love, family and grief." --Washington Post

"An inspired portrait of [an] unconventional love story. . . . This is a star-crossed yet triumphant tale." --Elle

"A heart-wrenching tale of race, unlikely love, and how grief changes everything. It's unforgettable." --People

"A tour-de-force. . . . Rigorously unsentimental and unsparingly honest." --Boston Globe

"This book is impossible to forget: I finished it in one sitting--in a paralyzed, stunned, empathetic trance." --The Guardian

"Aitkenhead's memoir is a rare book to surface this summer: unsentimental, but still entirely heartbreaking ... Beautifully written and, remarkably, full of hope." --Travel + Leisure

"Aitkenhead has an incredible gift for writing. . . . Her ache for honesty is searing at times but the overwhelming truth is that Aitkenhead has produced a work of art." --Evening Standard

"An extraordinary memoir, a beautifully written account of life, love and what is left of both after tragedy. . . . All at Sea is utterly heartbreaking but it is also brave and honest." --Daily Express

"Magnificent and powerful. . . . The writing is acute, penetrating, and at times extremely profound." --The Sunday Times (London)

About the Author:

DECCA AITKENHEAD is an award-winning journalist who conducts interviews with leading figures in public life for The Guardian. She lives in rural Kent with her two young sons.

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