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The Resource You will not have my hate, Antoine Leiris ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor

You will not have my hate, Antoine Leiris ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor

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You will not have my hate
Title
You will not have my hate
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Antoine Leiris ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"On Friday night you stole the life of an exceptional person, the love of my life, the mother of my son, but you will not have my hate." On November 13, 2015, Antoine Leiris's wife, Helene Muyal-Leiris, was killed by terrorists while attending a rock concert at the Bataclan Theater in Paris, in the deadliest attack on France since World War II. Three days later, Leiris wrote an open letter addressed directly to his wife's killers, which he posted on Facebook. He refused to be cowed or to let his seventeen-month-old son's life be defined by Helene's murder. He refused to let the killers have their way:"For as long as he lives, this little boy will insult you with his happiness and freedom." Instantly, that short Facebook post caught fire, and was reported on by newspapers and television stations all over the world. In his determination to honor the memory of his wife, he became an international hero to everyone searching desperately for a way to deal with the horror of the Paris attacks and the grim shadow cast today by the threat of terrorism. Now Leiris tells the full story of his grief and struggle. You Will Not Have My Hate is a remarkable, heartbreaking, and, indeed, beautiful memoir of how he and his baby son, Melvil, endured in the days and weeks after Helene's murder. With absolute emotional courage and openness, he somehow finds a way to answer that impossible question: how can I go on? He visits Helene's body at the morgue, has to tell Melvil that Mommy will not be coming home, and buries the woman he had planned to spend the rest of his life with. Leiris's grief is terrible, but his love for his family is indomitable. This is the rare and unforgettable testimony of a survivor, and a universal message of hope and resilience. Leiris confronts an incomprehensible pain with a humbling generosity and grandeur of spirit. He is a guiding star for us all in these perilous times. His message--hate will be vanquished by love--is eternal"--
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individual biography
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Leiris, Antoine
Dewey number
  • 362.88092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6433.F7
LC item number
L45 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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1970-
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Taylor, Sam
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  • Leiris, Antoine
  • Victims of terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism victims' families
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Death, Grief, Bereavement
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
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You will not have my hate, Antoine Leiris ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1671076
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
129 pages
Isbn
9780735222113
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016029619
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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photograph
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  • (Sirsi) 1671076
  • (OCoLC)953162071
Label
You will not have my hate, Antoine Leiris ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1671076
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
129 pages
Isbn
9780735222113
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016029619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photograph
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1671076
  • (OCoLC)953162071

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