‘A gripping and beautiful book about the power of love in the face of unimaginable loss’
Cheryl Strayed ‘Greene’s account of his loss is remarkably uplifting. It’s hard-won proof that love can survive our worst fears and our darkest, most desperate emotions.’ Daily Mail ‘This minutely observed memoir will surely be helpful to people whose world changes in an instant . . . a hopeful book in many ways’ The Times ‘Wonderful writing, brave, unbearably sad’
‘Funny, lucid, and deeply generous – proof that a masterful writer can make from his own specifics a universal story with lessons for us all’
Two-year-old Greta Greene is sitting chatting with her grandmother on a park bench in New York when a brick crumbles from a windowsill overhead and strikes her unconscious. As she is rushed to hospital in the hours before her death Once More We Stars leads us into the unimaginable.
Her father Jayson and mother Stacy begin a painful journey that is as much about hope and healing as it is grief and loss. Even in the midst of his ordeal, Jayson recognises that there will be a life for him beyond it – if he can only continue moving forward, from one moment to the next, he will survive what seems un-survivable. With raw honesty, deep emotion, and exquisite tenderness, he captures the fragility of life and the absoluteness of death, and most important of all, the unconquerable power of love.
This is an unforgettable memoir of courage and transformation – and a book that will change the way you look at the world.