On the morning of December 26, 2004, on the southern coast
of Sri Lanka, Sonali Deraniyagala lost her parents, her husband, and her two
young sons in the tsunami that she miraculously survived. In this brave and
searingly frank memoir, she describes those first horrifying moments and her
long journey since.
An engrossing, unsentimental, and beautifully poised
account, she shares her struggles through the first months following the
tragedy, furiously clenched against a reality that she cannot face and cannot
deny; and then, over the ensuing years, she emerges reluctantly, slowly
allowing her memory to take her back through the rich and joyous life she’s
mourning—from her family’s home in London, to the birth of her children, to the
year she met her English husband at Cambridge, to her childhood in Colombo. All
the while, she learns the difficult balance between the almost unbearable
reminders of her loss and the need to keep her family, somehow, still alive
within her. Download and start listening now!