Fifteen Thousand Pieces

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Pub Date 01 Sep 2023 | Archive Date Not set

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On Wednesday, September 2nd, 1998, an international flight carrying 229 souls crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Nova Scotia. There were no survivors. By Friday, Sept 4th, thousands of dismembered body parts had come through Dr. John Butt's makeshift morgue in Hangar B at the Shearwater military base. The Chief Medical Examiner faced the most challenging and grisly task of his career. Five years prior to the plane crash, John had lost his prestigious job as Alberta’s Chief Medical Examiner. After 14 years of marriage, John began to think of himself as gay, but remained closeted professionally. Then, after serving a handful of years as Nova Scotia's Chief Medical Examiner, the devastating crash in Nova Scotia cracked his carefully constructed façade. Fifteen Thousand Pieces explores one man's journey to accept his true nature and find his place in the world. Chapters alternate between the fast-paced story of the crash, and the history of the man in the making. It is both fast-paced and introspective; gruesome and touching. Ultimately, it is the story of how death teaches us to live.

On Wednesday, September 2nd, 1998, an international flight carrying 229 souls crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Nova Scotia. There were no survivors. By Friday, Sept 4th, thousands of...


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ISBN 9781771838115
PRICE $21.95 (USD)
PAGES 300

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"Fifteen Thousand Pieces" by Gina Leola Woolsey is an emotional rollercoaster that tugs at your heartstrings from start to finish. Woolsey weaves a poignant narrative that explores the complexities of love, loss, and the indomitable human spirit. The story follows the protagonist, Lily, as she navigates the shattered pieces of her life after a devastating tragedy.

Woolsey's writing is both tender and powerful, capturing the raw essence of grief and the gradual process of healing. The characters are beautifully crafted, each carrying their own burdens and contributing to the mosaic of Lily's journey. The author's ability to delve into the depths of human emotion is truly commendable.

What sets this novel apart is its authentic portrayal of resilience and the transformative power of love. Woolsey doesn't shy away from the harsh realities of pain but manages to infuse hope into the narrative. "Fifteen Thousand Pieces" is a testament to the strength found in vulnerability and the importance of picking up the fragments of our lives, one piece at a time.

In this soul-stirring debut, Gina Leola Woolsey delivers a story that lingers, leaving readers with a profound sense of empathy and a renewed appreciation for the fragility of life.

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