Kadian Journal (Paperback)

A Father's Memoir

By Thomas Harding

Picador USA, 9781250065094, 256pp.

Publication Date: January 3, 2017

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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.

About the Author

THOMAS HARDING is an author and journalist who has written for the Financial Times, The Sunday Times, The Washington Post, and The Guardian, among other publications. He is the author of The House by the Lake (which was a shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Biography Award) and the #1 international bestselling book Hanns and Rudolf (which won the 2015 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize, was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Biography Award, and has been translated into many languages). He lives in Hampshire, England.