While the City Slept

While the City Slept

A Love Lost to Violence and A Young Man's Descent Into Madness

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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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.
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, [2016]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2016
ISBN: 9780147524577
Branch Call Number: EAUDIO OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (9 hr., 48 min.)
Additional Contributors: Books on Tape, Inc


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