You Will Not Have My Hate - Antoine Leiris

Staff Pick

Antoine Leiris’s You Will Not Have My Hate is a heartbreaking, yet life-affirming, elegiac memoir to his beloved wife, who was killed in the 2015 terrorist attack on the Bataclan Theater in Paris. Left with his 17-month-old son, Leiris chronicles his experience from the first day his wife does not come to the day after her funeral. Through this short, but interminable journey, he learns to forge a new path to life for the sake of their child despite and not succumb to hatred for her killers. Leiris shows us the strength of love in the stark face of tragedy, which is the greatest triumph over those who seek only destruction.