Christa Parravani

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“Haunting… greater than a fantastically written memoir. [A] highly effective and uncooked love letter.”—The Washington Submit

A blazingly passionate memoir of identification and love: when a charismatic and troubled younger girl dies tragically, her an identical twin should battle to outlive

Christa Parravani and her an identical twin, Cara, have been linked by a bond that went past siblinghood, past sisterhood, past friendship. Raised up from poverty by a decided single mom, the gifted and delightful twins have been in a position to create a non-public haven of splendor and merriment between themselves after which earn their approach to a prestigious faculty and to careers as artists (a photographer and a author, respectively) and to younger marriages. However, haunted by childhood experiences with father figures and additional broken by being raped as a younger grownup, Cara veered off the trail to sturdy work and life and in to despair, medicine and a surprising early dying.

A couple of years after Cara was gone, Christa learn that when an an identical twin dies, whatever the trigger, 50 % of the time the surviving twin dies inside two years; and this surprising statistic rang true to her. “Flip a coin,” she thought,” these have been my probabilities of survival.” First, Christa fought to cease her sister’s downward spiral; abruptly, she was struggling to maintain herself alive.

Fantastically written, mesmerizingly wealthy and true, Christa Parravani’s account of being left, one half of a complete, and of her determined, finally triumphant battle for survival is informative, heart-wrenching and unforgettably stunning.