The Diving : Life, Loss and Everything in Between
Popular columnist Helen Walne tells of her tortuous relationship with her brother, Richard, who couldn't resist the lure of death. Beautifully told, it is an achingly personal account of the inner turmoil of those who are left behind after a loved one's suicide, and of dealing with grief, fear, isolation and depression. But it also tells of hope, recovery and learning to live without the person who has left them. The Diving demystifies the taboos surrounding a topic that little is spoken, let alone written, about. This moving, sometimes amusing book is the story of letting go of the hand wilfully sliding beneath the surface.
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- 29 Apr 2014
- Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- Parklands, South Africa
About Helen Walne
Helen Walne was born in England and has lived in South Africa, Argentina and Scotland. An award-winning columnist and writer now based in Cape Town, Helen's work has appeared in various magazines and newspapers such as The Sunday Times, The Mail & Guardian and Fair Lady, as well as in The Bed Book of Short Stories, published in 2010.