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Let Not the Waves of the Sea

Let Not the Waves of the Sea

Author(s): Simon Stephenson

Location(s): Koh Phi Phi

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 2000s



A very moving account of one family’s huge loss in the Boxing Day Tsunami.Dominic, his brother and Eileen were two of the thousands who died in 2004. Stephenson recalls memories of their time together, as he and his family members try to come to terms with the terrible loss. He travels to Ko Phi Phi to find some connection and it is the heartrending story of trying to make sense of such a death.

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‘Profoundly moving … Such is his surgical skill with words, and his heartrending honesty, that it is impossible not to be touched … A powerful study’ (Observer ) ‘Raw and unflinchingly honest … an...

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