Part memoir, part handbook for the heartbroken, this powerful, unsparing account of loss will speak to all who have been bereaved and are grieving, and offers a beacon as we practice integrating loss into life.
Inglis’s story is a springboard that can help other bereaved parents—and anyone who has experienced wrenching loss—reflect on emotional survival in the first year; dealing with family, friends, and bystanders post-loss; the unique survivors’ guilt, feelings of failure, and isolation of bereavement; and the fortitude of like-minded community and small kindnesses. Inglis’s unique voice—at once brash, irreverent, and achingly beautiful—creates a nuanced picture of the landscape of grief, encompassing the trauma, the waves of disbelief and emptiness, the moments of unexpected affinity and lightness, and the compassion that grows from our most intense chapters of the human experience.
"Notes for the Everlost is the most beautifully written book I have read in ages, and a great deal more besides: comforting and sad; full of riddles and wisdom; an unsparing map of grief, with its stubborn terrain, dark jokes, and switchback heartbroken roads. This book is great company for terrible times." —Elizabeth McCracken, author of Thunderstruck & Other Stories