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You Will Not Have My Hate by [Leiris, Antoine]
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[Leiris s] grief transcends any attempt at literary criticism Courageous and inspirational, without a wasted word. "Kirkus" [starred]"

One of the most enduring and memorable messages after the deadly attack on Paris's Bataclan theater was written by journalist Antoine Leiris This bracing, courageous, and utterly beautiful book shows us that he had much more to say. 21 Must-Read Books for Fall, Elle.com
[Leiris s] grief transcends any attempt at literary criticism Courageous and inspirational, without a wasted word. Kirkus [starred]"

Courageous and inspirational, without a wasted word. Kirkus, starred review
One of the most enduring and memorable messages after the deadly attack on Paris's Bataclan theater was written by journalist Antoine Leiris This bracing, courageous, and utterly beautiful book shows us that he had much more to say. 21 Must-Read Books for Fall, Elle.com
This powerful one-sitting read speaks of a very specific grief to which many in the world feel connected. Booklist"

"A book of exceptional grace... the most extraordinary account of an emotional journey" Observer
All about love and loss . An astonishing feat . I defy anyone not to shed tears at least once when reading this book. Sunday Times
Courageous and inspirational, without a wasted word. Kirkus, starred review
One of the most enduring and memorable messages after the deadly attack on Paris's Bataclan theater was written by journalist Antoine Leiris This bracing, courageous, and utterly beautiful book shows us that he had much more to say. 21 Must-Read Books for Fall, Elle.com
This powerful one-sitting read speaks of a very specific grief to which many in the world feel connected. Booklist"

You Will Not Have My Hateis a courageous and profoundly life affirming manifesto that will live beyond any momentary victory of terrorism. How indestructible these beautiful words are A heartbreaking eulogy. New York Journal of Books
In a world of anodyne literature, Antoine Leiris'sYou Will Not Have My Hate stands out like a flare in the night A work of pure grace Ultimately a book about language and its necessity as a means not just of making sense of unspeakable tragedy, but of surviving it. Interview Magazine
"An extraordinary read, honest, intimate and lightly poetic. It is a testament of love, loss and grief and also the often untold story of those who are left behind and must find a way to go on" Irish Independent
"A book of exceptional grace... the most extraordinary account of an emotional journey" Observer
All about love and loss . An astonishing feat . I defy anyone not to shed tears at least once when reading this book. Sunday Times
Courageous and inspirational, without a wasted word. Kirkus, starred review
One of the most enduring and memorable messages after the deadly attack on Paris's Bataclan theater was written by journalist Antoine Leiris This bracing, courageous, and utterly beautiful book shows us that he had much more to say. 21 Must-Read Books for Fall, Elle.com
This powerful one-sitting read speaks of a very specific grief to which many in the world feel connected. Booklist"

"An extraordinary read, honest, intimate and lightly poetic. It is a testament of love, loss and grief and also the often untold story of those who are left behind and must find a way to go on" Irish Independent
"A book of exceptional grace... the most extraordinary account of an emotional journey" Observer
All about love and loss . An astonishing feat . I defy anyone not to shed tears at least once when reading this book. Sunday Times
You Will Not Have My Hateis a courageous and profoundly life affirming manifesto that will live beyond any momentary victory of terrorism. How indestructible these beautiful words are A heartbreaking eulogy. New York Journal of Books
In a world of anodyne literature, Antoine Leiris'sYou Will Not Have My Hatestands out like a flare in the night A work of pure grace Ultimately a book about language and its necessity as a means not just of making sense of unspeakable tragedy, but of surviving it. Interview Magazine
Courageous and inspirational, without a wasted word. Kirkus, starred review
One of the most enduring and memorable messages after the deadly attack on Paris's Bataclan theater was written by journalist Antoine Leiris This bracing, courageous, and utterly beautiful book shows us that he had much more to say. 21 Must-Read Books for Fall, Elle.com
This powerful one-sitting read speaks of a very specific grief to which many in the world feel connected. Booklist"

"An extraordinary read, honest, intimate and lightly poetic. It is a testament of love, loss and grief and also the often untold story of those who are left behind and must find a way to go on" Irish Independent
"A book of exceptional grace... the most extraordinary account of an emotional journey" Observer
All about love and loss . An astonishing feat I defy anyone not to shed tears at least once when reading this book. Sunday Times
You Will Not Have My Hateis a courageous and profoundly life affirming manifesto that will live beyond any momentary victory of terrorism. How indestructible these beautiful words are A heartbreaking eulogy. New York Journal of Books
In a world of anodyne literature, Antoine Leiris'sYou Will Not Have My Hatestands out like a flare in the night A work of pure grace Ultimately a book about language and its necessity as a means not just of making sense of unspeakable tragedy, but of surviving it. Interview Magazine
Courageous and inspirational, without a wasted word. Kirkus, starred review
One of the most enduring and memorable messages after the deadly attack on Paris's Bataclan theater was written by journalist Antoine Leiris This bracing, courageous, and utterly beautiful book shows us that he had much more to say. 21 Must-Read Books for Fall, Elle.com
This powerful one-sitting read speaks of a very specific grief to which many in the world feel connected. Booklist"

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How do you build a happy life when terrible things happen? A heartbreaking and inspiring book about a man and his baby son dealing with terrible tragedy

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1133 KB
  • Print Length: 99 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0735222118
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital (20 Oct. 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01E863MRY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 56 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #101,401 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is a beautiful book. What makes that statement so astounding is the terrible topic the writer tells us about. The tragic loss of his wife in the terrorist attack on the Bataclan in Paris.

Antoine Leiris is sparse and poetic in his writing, his use of analogies for the way he sees his grief is both poignant and insightful. The sensitivity he shows in understanding and dealing with his infant son's reaction to losing his mother made me think how proud his wife would have been of him.

There is an unsparing honesty about this book, he tells you his grief, his frustrations at a world that he knows wants to help, but won’t leave him be, the fact he is not a hero, and never wants to be one. He does not want to be a symbol for the rest of us to feel his courage is making the world a better place. The truth is, however, it is because when you read this book you feel more connected to humanity and you appreciate how precious life is, even when it is gone.

Buy this book, read it, and don't expect to finish it without shedding tears. I am so grateful I read it, but I wish it had never been written. I can’t ever remember saying that about a book before.
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This book had me in tears.
At first, the authors name doesn't seem familiar - but the events definitely do.

When Antoine Leiris kissed his wife Helene as she left on a night out, he had no idea he would never see her alive again.
She was going into Paris to watch the band Eagles of Death Metal at the Bataclan theatre.while Antoine stayed home to look after their baby son Melvil.
In a matter of seconds Antoine would be left a widower and Melvil motherless at the hands of a gunman/gunmen who stormed the theatre and fired indiscriminately.

You will not have my hate is the result of an open letter which was written by Antoine via facebook. telling the terrorists they will not have his hate.
That no matter how evil the deeds are they do, that acts of atrocity will not define the life of his son'

This memoir shows the strength of this man.
His journalistic background shows in his writing, which it tight and full of emotion but no self pity.
Every word counts and is important.

This evil act was unnecessary and indiscriminate.
They set out to kill as many people and they didn't care who.
The title of the book says it all really.
A truly heart wrenching read and even though at times, it was difficult to read, I am happy I did.
A beautifully written memoir of the worst day of Leirise's life.
A difficult read but highly recommended.
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I received this book only yesterday morning, and I finished it today after only two brief sittings. It's a short, gripping read. It's a tiny glimpse through the keyhole of grief, allowing the reader to see both the interior and exterior of Leiris' situation. As I'm sure has been said before, Leiris writes with an impossible grace and dignity. At times this book is almost chokingly beautiful, my breath caught in my throat until I had to swallow the feeling away. It is beautiful, dignified, precious and aches with love both past and present. Read this book.
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As uncomfortable as we all are with terrorist attacks this book is a little insight to the effect it had on one man and his little boy when his wife was cruelly killed at the Bataclan in November 2015. It tears at your heart strings and you can only imagine the pain that Antoine is bearing. But it is not the kind of book that makes you sit and weep for hours. Antoine is positive and couragous. Well done Antoine for getting this out there and sending lots of best wishes your way.
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Very poignant book that I sat and read in one sitting. Courageous author writing in a very 'raw' place about the senseless death of his wife, leaving him with a very young child. Good book for anyone working with bereaved parents.
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I knew that this would be a heartbreaking read but what I didn't expect was how much Antoine Leiris' love for Hélène and Melvil seeps out of the book, warming the reader despite the awfulness of knowing what prompted the letter and the book.

The words dance and fizz from the page, unstoppable honesty and heartbreak. It's beautifully translated by Sam Taylor (who did such a wonderful translation of HHhH by Laurent Binet).

An absolutely wonderful book that I will have to read again.
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I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it.

You Will Not Have My Hate broke my heart and made me cry from the first sentence until the last word. Like many people the terrorist attacks in Paris stunned me. In my mind anyway, Paris seemed untouchable, the kind of place where such things never happened. The attack at the Bataclan Theatre changed the world and in the worst possible way. I went to Paris on a trip in 2010 and fell in love with the city of light and my heart goes out to everyone who died at the Bataclan Theatre and their loved ones. I thought I’d never stop crying when Antoine describes trying to tell his 17-month son that his mother isn’t coming home again and how Melvil starts sobbing which set Antoine off. How do you convey such monstrous actions to a child? There are touching moments in You Will Not Have My Hate for example when the mother’s at Melvil’s nursery keep making Melvil home-cooked meals which he doesn’t eat but Antoine can’t tell the mother’s this or their feelings will be hurt. I was also moved when I found out so many people across the world tried to reach out to Antoine and ease even a little of his pain. I read the open letters to his wife’s killers Antoine posted on Facebook through wet, red-rimmed eyes. You Will Not Have My Hate is a memoir that restores your faith in humanity at the same time it bleeds you white. I’m glad it was such a short memoir because I’d have been a wreck otherwise. Antoine is a stronger person than me. If my parter had been killed the way his wife was I’d have let my fury overtake me and would have hunted down her killers and cut them into pieces.
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