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Author: Stephane Gerson Narrator: Will Damron Publisher: Tantor Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781515980278

Publisher Description

In this piercing memoir, a father maps the contours of his grief and explores how his family navigates the unthinkable loss of eight-year-old Owen.

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  • Keenly observed and deeply felt, this book is not only a powerful reflection on grief and loss, but also an intimately textured history of fathers and sons.

    - Kirkus

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    " On a perfectly ordinary day, Stephane Gerson's eight-year-old son Owen drowned in a spot known as Disaster Falls in Utah's Green River. Because they were on a rafting trip, they were forced to spend another night with their older son, Julian before being able to return to their home, which they spent contemplating life without Owen. Disaster Falls is the result of the family sharing the different ways of grieving that threatened to isolate them from one another after the loss of Owen. Blending his telling of the death of his father with the natural historical significance of the river, Gerson provides a moving memoir of grief, loss and restoration. "

    - Julie, 10/10/2020

About the Author

Stephane Gerson is a cultural historian and a professor of French studies at New York University. He has won several awards, including the Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History and the Laurence Wylie Prize in French Cultural Studies. He lives in Manhattan and Woodstock, New York, with his family.

About the Narrator

Will Damron has won several Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He has had acting roles off-Broadway and on stage and screen throughout the country.