The Resource Agathe's summer : a memoir, Didier Pourquery., (ebook)

Agathe's summer : a memoir, Didier Pourquery., (ebook)

Label
Agathe's summer : a memoir
Title
Agathe's summer
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Didier Pourquery.
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One morning in August of 2007, Didier Pourquery's daughter, Agathe, only a few days away from her twenty-third birthday, stopped breathing. Seven years after her death, her father tells her story, based on his notes taken during the last three weeks of her life. He shares not only his sadness and loss, but also the joy that characterized his relationship with his daughter. At her birth, Agathe's doctors said the average life expectancy for a child born with cystic fibrosis was twenty-five years. Once he learned his daughter only had a few weeks left to live, Didier Pouquery began writing daily about her last weeks. The notes he took then became the source of this book: a homage that is full of hope and light, even as it boldly highlights deep human frailty and the pain of losing a child. Pourquery alternates between an account of Agathe's physical condition and a letter addressed to her after her death. We get to know her-and her father-through this lyrical and poignant portrait and ode. Who was this joyful and straight-talking girl? How did she grow up in the shadow of this looming disease? How was she able to help those around her, even as she faced a certain and early death? Although Agathe's Summer is one father's testimony to the short life of a child grown into a young woman, it is also the story of the love, hope, fear, and joy that speaks to all parents
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Midwest
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Pourquery, Didier
Dewey number
  • 843/.914
  • 843
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Pourquery, Didier
  • Pourquery, Didier
  • Children of authors
  • Authors, French
  • Authors, French
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Agathe's summer : a memoir, Didier Pourquery., (ebook)
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Distribution
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781510734807
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12355573
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12355573
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Agathe's summer : a memoir, Didier Pourquery., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781510734807
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12355573
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12355573
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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