You Will Not Have My Hate
'A beacon of hope in a dark world' Cathy Rentzenbrink, The Pool One night in November 2015, when Antoine Leiris was at home looking after his baby son, his wife Helene was killed, along with 88 other people, at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris. Three days later, Antoine wrote an open letter to his wife's killers on Facebook. He refused to be cowed or to let his baby son's life be defined by their acts. `For as long as he lives, this little boy will insult you with his happiness and freedom,' he wrote. Instantly, that short post caught fire and was shared thousands of times around the world. An extraordinary and heartbreaking memoir, You Will Not Have My Hate is a universal message of hope and resilience in our troubled times.
"A blazingly beautiful memoir... A glimmer of hope in the dark." -- Rachel Joyce * Observer, Books of the Year * "A blazingly beautiful memoir... A glimmer of hope in the dark." -- Rachel Joyce * Observer, Books of the Year * "A beacon of hope in a dark world" -- Cathy Rentzenbrink * The Pool * "An astonishing feat... I defy anyone not to shed tears at least once when reading this book." * Sunday Times * "A book of exceptional grace...the most extraordinary account of an emotional journey" * Observer *
A former cultural commentator for France Info and France Bleu, Antoine Leiris is a journalist in Paris. You Will Not Have My Hate is his first book.