Caroline Moorehead

Into the Deep

Wave: A Memoir of Life after the Tsunami

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No one who saw the pictures will ever forget the tsunami breaking over the shores of the Indian Ocean on Boxing Day 2004, uprooting trees, toppling buildings and pounding to death those caught in its wake. One of the survivors was a young economist called Sonali Deraniyagala, whose entire family was among the almost quarter of a million people who died. Wave, written eight years after the event, is a memoir about what it means to survive.

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