A House in the Sky : A Memoir of a Kidnapping That Changed Everything

A House in the Sky : A Memoir of a Kidnapping That Changed Everything

A House in the Sky : A Memoir of a Kidnapping That Changed Everything

od Lindhout Amanda, Corbett Sara

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A House in the Sky is the dramatic and redemptive memoir of Amanda Lindhout, a woman whose curiosity led her to the world's most beautiful and remote places, its most imperiled and perilous countries, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity-an exquisitely written story of courage, resilience, and grace. As a child, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent household by paging through issues of National Geographic and imagining herself in its exotic locales. At the age of nineteen, working as a cocktail waitress, she began saving her tips so she could travel the globe. Aspiring to understand the world and live a significant life, she backpacked through Latin America, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by each adventure, went on to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a television reporter. And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia-"the most dangerous place on earth." On her fourth day, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road. Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda converts to Islam as a survival tactic, receives "wife lessons" from one of her captors, and risks a daring escape. Moved between a series of abandoned houses in the desert, she survives on memory-every lush detail of the world she experienced in her life before captivity-and on strategy, fortitude, and hope. When she is most desperate, she visits a house in the sky, high above the woman kept in chains, in the dark, being tortured.

Nakladatel: Penguin Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780670920860

EAN: 9780670920860

Jazyk vydání: anglicky

Autor: Lindhout Amanda, Corbett Sara

Obsahuje: Knihy - paperback

Rok vydání: 2014-04-03

Počet stran: 384

Váha: 272 g


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