WW Norton & Company, 2016.
Little, Brown UK, 2016.
She stopped living, but I couldn't stop being her father.
"One of the wisest, saddest, most beautiful books about love that I've ever read."
I get an ache in my throat just thinking about this book. ... I cried because it was sad, yes, but also because it was beautiful, the prose lyrical and full of awe.
--The Wall Street Journal
“Daniel Raeburn gets right down to the essentials: life, death, love, loss. There’s not a spare syllable here, and the telegraphic style has the odd effect of amplifying these profound questions, allowing them to resonate fully. Vessels is a beautiful book about the sheer, mysterious contingency of anyone being born at all.”
"Daniel Raeburn writes like a person who means it, every last word. Vessels is spare and elegant and smart and propulsive, but above all it feels unrelentingly truthful, alive with the close breath of the realest intimacy. Raeburn went to a very dark place and brought us back something beautiful and strangely consoling."
“A brilliant and dazzling story about love, marriage, and family. In a prose so transparent that you feel as if it’s your own experience, Daniel Raeburn has written a beautiful book about loss and redemption.”
“Affecting and often wrenching.”
"Poignant . . . deeply personal."