By Shannon Leone Fowler
'A go among H is for Hawk and Wild, this superbly written story follows Fowler's travels via japanese Europe after her fiancé used to be killed by means of a jellyfish' Stylist
'A courageous and worthy checklist of affection, as attractive because it is heartbreaking' Ann Patchett, writer of Commonwealth
'A wealthy and soaking up memoir that indicates the reader what it feels wish to lose your destiny in an issue of seconds in a far off land . . . Shannon learns to commute on, to come again within the ocean and to construct a brand new lifestyles' Cathy Rentzenbrink, writer of The final Act of Love
'Gloriously rendered, fantastically written, yet totally devastating . . . an intimate and encouraging event . . . balm to the soul, in addition to being an important witness account of the blackest depths of grief' Viv Groskop, Observer
In the summer time of 2002, Shannon Leone Fowler used to be backpacking together with her fiancé Sean in Thailand. The couple have been making plans to come back domestic after their expedition to the island of Koh Pha Ngan yet their plans have been devastated whilst a field jellyfish - the main venomous animal on the planet - wrapped itself round Sean's legs, stinging and killing him in mins. Rejecting the Thai professionals' try to label Sean's dying as 'drunk drowning', Shannon observed his physique domestic to his surprised kin - a kin to which she all of sudden now not belonged.
Shattered, untethered and by myself, Shannon set out on a trip to make feel of her loss. From considering the silence of Auschwitz to studying the principles for sitting shiva amid day-by-day bombings in Israel, to discovering humour and creativity in Sarajevo, a urban nonetheless scarred by means of the hot warfare, Shannon charts a direction via sorrow in the direction of restoration.
Traveling with Ghosts is a gorgeous memorial to like and an intensely own account of studying to dwell with grief. it's the tale of a courageous trip in the direction of survival.
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