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Against the Dying of the Light

Against the Dying of the LightA Parent's Story of Love, Loss and Hope

How a father’s struggle to understand his daughter’s sudden death becomes an inspiring exploration of life. ... more

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How a father’s struggle to understand his daughter’s sudden death becomes an inspiring exploration of life.

The sudden death of a child. A personal tragedy beyond description. The permanent presence of an absence. What can come from it? Raw wisdom and defiant hope.

Leonard Fein probes life’s painful injustices in this remarkable personal story. He exposes emotional truths that are revealed when we’re forced to confront one of the toughest questions there is: How can we pick up the pieces of our lives and go on to laugh and to love in the aftermath of grievous loss?

Ruthlessly honest, lyrical and wise, Against the Dying of the Light takes the experience of loss beyond the confines of the personal, illuminating the universal meaning and the hope that can be found in the details of grief.

Leonard Fein was a passionate and gifted writer, teacher and veteran social activist. He was deputy director of the M.I.T./Harvard Joint Center for Urban Studies, served as director of the Commission...more