A compelling and hard-hitting memoir which follows one woman's search, 20 years after the attack, for answers about her rapist. Joanna Connors was a 30-year-old newspaper reporter when she was raped. In the aftermath, she became afraid of everything - flying, driving, riding in a car while someone else drove. After she had children, she hovered over them constantly fearful for whatever might happen to them as well. But then, when her daughter was 16, Joanna began to confront the fears that had been ruling her life. Joanna's prose moves with the propulsive energy of a thriller, as she investigates the biggest story of her life. Her investigation leads her into the past as she looks back at the attack itself and how it was handled by the police, prosecutors, the courts and by her family and colleagues and how the fear and shame she tried so hard to deny remained, casting its shadow over so much of her life. From there, her investigation leads her forward to surprising discoveries, encounters with unforgettable characters, and sometimes into dangerous situations.
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Her 2009 series for local Cleveland newspaper The Plain Dealer, 'Sheltering Sky', about an autistic teen who murdered his mother, received the prestigious Mike Berger Award from Columbia University, an award whose past winners include Jimmy Breslin and Anna Quindlen. The series also won the National Mental Health Media Award.About the Author:
Joanna Connors is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Glamour, and Redbook, amongst others. Her journalism awards include the 2008 Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism from Northwestern University, and Columbia University’s Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma for her series of pieces in the Cleveland Plain-Dealer about her rape and eventual decision to track down the man who did it.
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Book Description 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 234mm x 153mm x. Paperback. 'More chilling than a horror film and more thought provoking than an HBO doc .I Will Find You is at once hard to read and even harder to put down' Cosmopolitan The powerful, unflinching .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 300 pages. 0.400. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007521852
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 15.4 x 23.5 cm. ?More chilling than a horror film and more thought provoking than an HBO doc ? I Will Find You is at once hard to read and even harder to put down' CosmopolitanThe powerful, unflinching and deeply humane story of a journalist's quest to uncover the life of the man who raped her twenty-one years before Joanna Connors was thirty years old when she was raped at knifepoint by a [Url removed]r this horrifying trauma, she became afraid of everything ? flying, driving, travelling in a car while someone else drove. She had children, but hovered over them constantly, terrified about what might happen to them as well. Then, when her daughter was sixteen, Joanna began to confront the fear that had ruled her life ever since that day, and decided she needed, finally, to understand.In an act of breathtaking humanity and pioneering journalistic courage, she went in search of the story of her own rapist, determined to find out who he was, where he came from, what his life was like ? and what leads a person to do something as destructive as what he did to [Url removed] result of her investigation is I Will Find You, a shocking, moving memoir and a brave, timely consideration of poverty, race, class, education ? and how life shapes who we become. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # MM-41038084
Book Description 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 234mm x 153mm x. Paperback. 'More chilling than a horror film and more thought provoking than an HBO doc .I Will Find You is at once hard to read and even harder to put down' Cosmopolitan The powerful,.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 300 pages. 0.400. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007521852