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The Resource While the city slept : a love lost to violence and a young man's descent into madness, Eli Sanders

While the city slept : a love lost to violence and a young man's descent into madness, Eli Sanders

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While the city slept : a love lost to violence and a young man's descent into madness
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While the city slept
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a love lost to violence and a young man's descent into madness
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Eli Sanders
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While the city slept
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a love lost to violence and a young mans descent into madness
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eng
Summary
  • "A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter's gripping account of one young man's path to murder--and a wake-up call for mental health care in America On a summer night in 2009, three lives intersected in one American neighborhood. Two people newly in love--Teresa Butz and Jennifer Hopper, who spent many years trying to find themselves and who eventually found each other--and a young man on a dangerous psychological descent: Isaiah Kalebu, age twenty-three, the son of a distant, authoritarian father and a mother with a family history of mental illness. All three paths forever altered by a violent crime, all three stories a wake-up call to the system that failed to see the signs. In this riveting, probing, compassionate account of a murder in Seattle, Eli Sanders, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his newspaper coverage of the crime, offers a deeply reported portrait in microcosm of the state of mental health care in this country--as well as an inspiring story of love and forgiveness. Culminating in Kalebu's dangerous slide toward violence--observed by family members, police, mental health workers, lawyers, and judges, but stopped by no one--While the City Slept is the story of a crime of opportunity and of the string of missed opportunities that made it possible. It shows what can happen when a disturbed member of society repeatedly falls through the cracks, and in the tradition of The Other Wes Moore and The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, is an indelible, human-level story, brilliantly told, with the potential to inspire social change"--
  • "A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter's gripping account of one young man's path to murder--and a wake-up call for mental health care in America On a summer night in 2009, three lives intersected in one American neighborhood. Two people newly in love--Teresa Butz and Jennifer Hopper, who spent many years trying to find themselves and who eventually found each other--and a young man on a dangerous psychological descent: Isaiah Kalebu, age twenty-three, the son of a distant, authoritarian father and a mother with a family history of mental illness. All three paths forever altered by a violent crime, all three stories a wake-up call to the system that failed to see the signs. In this riveting, probing, compassionate account of a murder in Seattle, Eli Sanders, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his newspaper coverage of the crime, offers a deeply reported portrait, in microcosm, of the state of mental health care in this country--as well as an inspiring story of love and forgiveness. Culminating in an account of Kalebu's dangerous slide toward violence--observed by family members, police, mental health workers, lawyers, and judges, but stopped by no one--While the City Slept is the story of a crime of opportunity and of the string of missed opportunities that made it possible. It shows what can happen when a disturbed member of society repeatedly falls through the cracks, and in the tradition of The Other Wes Moore and The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, is an indelible human-level story, brilliantly told, with the potential to inspire social change"--
Summary
A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter describes our failing mental-health system through the story of Isaiah Kalebu, who invaded the home of an engaged Seattle lesbian couple, raped and cut them both and murdered one of them
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Library Journal Best Books, 2016
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10470038
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Sanders, Eli
Dewey number
364.152/3092
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Kalebu, Isaiah
  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Mentally ill offenders
  • Lesbians
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
  • TRUE CRIME / Murder / General
Target audience
adult
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a love lost to violence and a young man's descent into madness
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While the city slept : a love lost to violence and a young man's descent into madness, Eli Sanders
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Contents
Prologue: South Rose Street -- Teresa and Jennifer -- Capture -- Isaiah -- Danger to self and others -- Threshold of competence -- The trial -- Epilogue: the river
Control code
ocn931476633
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780670015719
Lccn
2015041289
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)931476633
Label
While the city slept : a love lost to violence and a young man's descent into madness, Eli Sanders
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: South Rose Street -- Teresa and Jennifer -- Capture -- Isaiah -- Danger to self and others -- Threshold of competence -- The trial -- Epilogue: the river
Control code
ocn931476633
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780670015719
Lccn
2015041289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)931476633

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