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My Favourite Crime

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"Highly recommended.Tom Sandborn, The Vancouver Sun~||~ Deni Ellis Béchard is the author of Vandal Love (Commonwealth Writers' Pri... Lire la suite
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"Highly recommended.
Tom Sandborn, The Vancouver Sun

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Auteur

Deni Ellis Béchard is the author of Vandal Love (Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book); Of Bonobos and Men (Nautilus Book Award for investigative journalism and Grand Prize winner); Cures for Hunger, a memoir about his father who was a bank robber (an IndieNext pick and a selection for Oprah's summer reading list and voted one of the best memoirs of 2012 by Amazon.ca); Into the Sun, a novel about the civilian surge in Afghanistan (Midwest Book Award for literary fiction and chosen by CBC/Radio Canada as one of the most important books of 2017 to be read by Canada's political leaders); Kuei, My Friend: A Conversation on Racism and Reconciliation, an epistolary book of young-adult non-fiction co-authored with Innu poet Natasha Kanapé Fontaine; White, a novel exploring the legacy of colonialism and the impact of neocolonialism in the Congo and in Canada; and A Song from Faraway, a short-story collection forthcoming in 2020. He has reported from India, Cuba, Rwanda, Colombia, Iraq, the Congo, and Afghanistan. He has been a finalist for a Canadian National Magazine Award and has been featured in Best Canadian Essays 2017, and his photojournalism has been exhibited in the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. His articles, fiction, and photos have been published in newspapers and magazines around world, including the LA Times, Salon, Reuters, The Guardian, Patagonia, La Repubblica, The Walrus, Pacific Standard, Le Devoir, Vanity Fair Italia, The Herald Scotland, The Huffington Post, The Harvard Review, The National Post, and Foreign Policy Magazine.



Texte du rabat

A collection of essays that are at once personal and political, covering a variety of topics, ranging from the author's tumultuous relationship with his criminal father and the ways writing can help us transform our own understanding to long-form journalistic dispatches from around the globe.



Résumé
My Favourite Crime is a collection of essays that are at once personal and political. The first section describes the author's tumultuous relationship with his father, exploring his struggle to make sense of his father's criminality as well as his own, and the temptation to lapse back into crime when one has been raised with it. The ways that writing can help us transform our understanding of our family and of ourselves, and give us a new future, is a recurrent theme. The second section is long-form journalism and continues the theme of writing with several stories from overseas: illuminated gospels on Patmos, the Greek isle where St. John composed the Apocalypse and where refugees are locked in a house without food or water; an American soldier who transitions between genders while serving in Afghanistan; children accused of sorcery who are exorcised in Kinshasa's revival churches; female vigilantes and women's coalitions as a response to rape culture in India. The third section is a collection of dispatches from Afghanistan, describing expat life there along with observations about the war, and the fourth contains selected articles from a number of countries: Cuba, Colombia, Iraq, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Québec, and the United States. The final section includes essays on writing, especially the importance of political writing.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: My Favourite Crime
Sous-titre: Essays and Journalism from Around the World
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Code EAN: 9781772012323
ISBN: 978-1-77201-232-3
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Ingram Publishers Services
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 232
Parution: 15.10.2019
Année: 2019