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In July 2012, Thomas Harding's fourteen-year-old son Kadian was killed in a bicycle accident. Shortly afterwards Thomas began to write. This book is the result.Beginning on the day of Kadian's death, and continuing to the one-year anniversary, and beyond, Kadian Journal is a record of grief in its rawest form, and of a mind in shock and questioning a strange new reality. Interspersed within the journal are fragments of memory: jewel-bright everyday moments that slowly combine to form a biography of a lost son, and a lost life.Kadian Journal is a document of startling bravery and candour -- a description of a family dislocated and united by tragedy, and a beautiful and moving tribute to a son.

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Thomas Harding

Thomas Harding is an author and journalist who has written for the Financial Times, Sunday Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, among other publications. He co-founded a television station in Oxford, England, and for many years was an award-winning publisher of a newspaper in West Virginia. He lives in Hampshire, England. HANNS AND RUDOLF was published in the UK, USA and Canada in September 2013, and is being translated into ten other languages. It was shortlisted for the Costa Book Award Biography prize in 2013, won the JQ Wingate Prize for Non-Fiction in 2015, and is a bestseller in the UK, Israel and Italy. KADIAN JOURNAL, was published by William Heinemann (Random House UK) in 2014 and Picador (USA) .THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE will be published by William Heinemann (Random House UK) in September 2015 and by Picador (USA) , DTV (Germany) and other countries in 2016.

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