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The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories (Paperback)
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The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories (Paperback)

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`A generation-defining collection published posthumously...Her voice is relevant, sharp, fresh, unfiltered and poetic, with a dry wit. You can dive in and out of her questioning and her musings and meanderings. So much promise' Jenna Coleman, star of Doctor Who and Victoria

Marina Keegan's star was on the rise when she graduated from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York International Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at the New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash.

As her family, friends and classmates, deep in grief, joined to create a memorial service for Marina, her unforgettable last essay for the Yale Daily News, 'The Opposite of Loneliness', went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. She had struck a chord.

Even though she was just 22 when she died, Marina left behind a rich, expansive trove of prose that, like her title essay, captures the hope, uncertainty and possibility of her generation. The Opposite of Loneliness is an assemblage of Marina's essays and stories that articulates the universal struggle we all face as we work out what we aspire to be and how we can harness our talents to make an impact on the world.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471139628
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 182 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 18 mm

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“So good I've recommended it to my mum”

Reading this book made me feel more alive than any book this past year, which isn't an exaggeration - I often read Fantasy or Science Fiction, which is as escapist as it gets.

Sometimes you read a book,... More

Paperback edition
1 similar book recommended
21st May 2015
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“Inspiring & moving - a must-read!”

On reading the title piece of this collection, I knew I had in my hands a very special book, made even more poignant by the author's untimely passing. Time and time again, Marina refers to her generation as being... More

Paperback edition
23rd April 2015
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Teresa at Bath

“full of energy and optimism, this book drives straight to the heart of what it is to be human”

It goes without saying that I never knew Marina Keegan, but the experience of reading her words makes me wish I had known her. Her title essay, “The Opposite of Loneliness”, is everything I need to hear right now as a... More

Paperback edition
26th December 2015
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