Half a Life: A Memoir

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“Half my life ago, I killed a girl.”

So begins Darin Strauss’ Half a Life, the true story of how one outing in his father’s Oldsmobile resulted in the death of a classmate and the beginning of a different, darker life for the author.

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We follow Strauss as he explores his startling past—collision, funeral, the queasy drama of a high-stakes court case—and what starts as a personal tale of a tragic event opens into the story of how to live with a very hard fact: we can try our human best in the crucial moment, and it might not be good enough.

Half a Life is a nakedly honest, ultimately hopeful examination of guilt, responsibility, and living with the past.

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Author Darin Strauss
Publisher Random House
Page Count 224pp
Publication Size 5.25 x 8 x .75
Publication Notes trade paperaback
Publication Date May 2011
ISBN 978-0812982534

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