You Will Not Have My Hate
A Hardback edition by Antoine Leiris in French (Oct 20, 2016)
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Short Description: This book is the international best-seller. "A beacon of hope in a dark world." (Cathy Rentzenbrink, The Pool). What matters most in life? How do you build a happy life when... Read more
This book is the international best-seller. "A beacon of hope in a dark world." (Cathy Rentzenbrink, The Pool). What matters most in life? How do you build a happy life when terrible things happen? One night last winter, Antoine Leiris was at home looking after his son while his wife, Helene, was at a concert with friends. Suddenly he started receiving text messages asking if he was ok. Turning on the TV, Antoine watched the terrorist attacks in Paris unfolding around him and tried to call Helene. She didn't answer. That night Helene was killed, along with 88 other people, at the Bataclan Theatre. Three days later, Antoine wrote an open letter to his wife's killers on Facebook. He refused to be cowed or to let his 17-month-old son's life be defined by their acts. 'For as long as he lives, this little boy will insult you with his happiness and freedom,' he wrote. Instantly, that short post caught fire and was shared thousands of times around the world. You Will Not Have My Hate is an extraordinary and heartbreaking memoir about how Antoine, and his baby son Melvil, endured after Helene's murder.
With courage, moral acuity, and absolute emotional honesty, he finds a way to answer the question, how can I go on? This is the rare and unforgettable testimony of a survivor, and a universal message of hope and resilience. This book is a guiding star for us all in perilous times.
- Antoine Leiris
- Translated by
- Sam Taylor
- Vintage Publishing , Harvill Secker
- Publication date
- Oct 20, 2016
- Product dimensions
- 137 x 204 x 18mm