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I didn't know I could learn so much from entering the world of people with dwarfism, or children born of rape, people of musical genius or those with multiple and severe disabilities.... until I read this truly extraordinary book. I felt emotionally enlarged by every page.
Volume II of Knausgaard's six-volume My Struggle project finds the author newly divorced and caught in the throes of new love. Remarriage and, eventually, fatherhood ensue, and with them come moments of ecstasy.
It's a film about true story of a tenacious social worker, who uncovers a government backed mass deportation of children from UK to Australia. Her empathy with the adults telling her their stories of abuse and terror, causes her personal grief, and me too.
What would you do if the unthinkable happened? Reg Thompson's collection of letters to his daughter is an eloquent and unsparing attempt to answer this question that no parent wants to think about.