The Light Streamed Beneath It: A Memoir of Grief and Celebration

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Product Details

Price
$18.95  $17.62
Publisher
ECW Press
Publish Date
Pages
232
Dimensions
5.28 X 8.19 X 0.79 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781770415614

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About the Author

Shawn Hitchins is the author of A Brief History of Oversharing (ECW, 2017). His one-man show Ginger Nation toured extensively before being filmed in concert. Hitchins is an award-winning entertainer, writer, personality, and creator of live performance. Based in Toronto, Ontario, he splits himself between Eastern and Pacific time zones.

Reviews

"This is an embodied story of love, loss and recovery -- raw, candid and filled with a sense of awe at human resilience." -- Shelf Awareness
"A timely story so human, so beautiful, so bravely told with heart and humour." -- Rosie O'Donnell
"Deeply moving and beautifully told, The Light Streamed Beneath It manages the remarkable: to share an impossibly sad story with vulnerability and tenderness while also carrying us through the pain with care and grace -- and even weaving in joy, desire, and utter aliveness along the way. Shawn Hitchins's path of rebuilding trust in life after absolute heartbreak will stay with me always." -- Christa Couture, author of How to Lose Everything
"Shawn Hitchins's writing is generous, beautiful, and fearless in its authenticity; it so warmly embraces love and all that it means to experience it. Each page of The Light Streamed Beneath It is a celebration of life and the complexity of humanity, assuring every reader that we're not alone in our darkness or loss. Frankly, it is one of the most important books that I've read." -- Anne T. Donahue, author of Nobody Cares
"In his moving and eloquent memoir, Shawn Hitchins beautifully explores the messiness of our human lives, and reminds us not to mourn what we lose but to celebrate what we gain. While grief is inevitable in every life, The Light Streamed Beneath It serves as a radiant testament that our strongest armour is an open and unafraid heart." -- Brian Francis, author of Fruit and Missed Connections