Monday, May 9, 2011

[阅读心得] The Letter in the Bottle

资料:
作者:Karen Liebreich
出版社:Atlantic Books
出版日期:01 July 2010
語言:English
ISBN 13: 9781848875777 ISBN 10: 1848875770
規格:Paperback 272 pages

On a winter's day in 2002, a bottle shaped like a tear washed up on the Kent coast. It contained a letter written in French, a lock of hair, and a mystery. Only one thing could be known for certain - that the writer of the letter was a mother, grieving for her lost child, Maurice. Moved by the woman's heartache Karen Liebreich sets out on an epic journey to piece together the mother's story. Her book is the amazing true story of one woman's search for another, and a poignant reflection on love, loss and motherhood. In this revised edition Liebreich concludes her epic quest, finally meeting the woman who sent the bottle years before and coming to understand the loss that was at the heart of one mother's impulse to communicate with the unknown.

p/s:以上是来自Book Depository的资料和简介。

这个故事是一个真实故事,一开始某位女人在海边散步捡到瓶中信,过后因为信件是法文,所以只好交给了修法语的朋友。信的内容,说着一位母亲哀悼13岁就去世的孩子。这位朋友很有恒心的研究甚至用着不同的方法想要找到信件的主人。

花了很长时间,她始终没办法找出写信的人,她用着最后的机会,出版了这本书。英文版在2006年出版,然而2009年才被翻译成法文。(我阅读的是再出版,也就是说故事已完结。)

从瓶中信被捡到的7年后,信件的主人真的联络了。这位母亲花了21年的时间消化孩子去世的事实,最后在大海丢了这一个瓶中信以示放下胸怀。

因为是真实故事,所以吸引了我。但是,我花了两个月的时间看完>.<

妈妈总是那么的以孩子为中心。愿天下妈妈,母亲节快乐

《The Letter in the Bottle》语录
-I had you, you were mine, you were close to me and you've gone, and there's nothing i can do about it. And my writing in one sense can just keep on retelling the story of your loss, of your being lost.
-Let us throw the letter into the sea, the teeming sea: god will gently guide it to harbour.


《The Letter in the Bottle》,完。

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