Year: 2004 Source: Crisis, v.25, no.2, (2004), p.95 SIEC No: 20041347

The author reviews the book “The Eclipse. A Memoir of Suicide,” by Antonella Gambotto, calling it “a brilliant, moving book.” The book describes the author’s experience of the suicide deaths of both her lover & her brother, which the reviewer finds to be “partly a literary work on grief, a portrayal of the suffering & sorrow of a survivor & a desperate search for reasons & meaning of the self-destruction of two human beings.” The broad social implications of the book are also discussed.