About Grace

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Meet The Author

Growing up in Alaska, young David Winkler is crippled by his dreams.  At nine, he dreams a man is decapitated by a passing truck. The next day, unable to prevent it, he witnesses an exact replay of his dream, in real life. The shock of his premonition sobers him and makes him careful, studious, and tentative. But the premonitions keep coming.

Time passes and he falls in love, at the supermarket (exactly as he already dreamed) with Sandy. They flee south, landing in Ohio, where their daughter Grace is born. And then the visions of Grace’s death begin.  He plagued by endless horrific images of Grace drowning, so,  when the floods come, he tries to avoid their destiny and flees to a remote Caribbean island, where he works as a handyman, chipping away at his doubts and hopes, never knowing whether Grace survived the flood or met the doom he foretold. After two decades, he musters the strength to find out…

About Grace is the brilliant debut novel from Anthony Doerr.


HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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