Unspeakable

Unspeakable

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by Denise Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0874139589

ISBN-13: 9780874139587

Pub. Date: 12/28/2006

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

On March 6, 1998, a disgruntled employee went on a rampage at the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, killing four executives before turning the gun on himself. The tragedy made headlines across the country for weeks. In The Unspeakable, Denise Brown, who lost her husband in the shootings, gives voice to the story left untold by the media. In this passionate and

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On March 6, 1998, a disgruntled employee went on a rampage at the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, killing four executives before turning the gun on himself. The tragedy made headlines across the country for weeks. In The Unspeakable, Denise Brown, who lost her husband in the shootings, gives voice to the story left untold by the media. In this passionate and haunting memoir, Brown charts the difficult path from bitterness to hope—the complicated grief that is the legacy of violence. Sobering and unsentimental, it is the work of 'a courageous, honest, and deeply thoughtful writer,' said Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children. The lack of candor that surrounds our society’s love affair with violence is one element that moved Brown to write her book. 'Someone should tell the truth,' she says in The Unspeakable, as she hands over important documents about the crime to an editor and reporter at an unnamed newspaper. David Kaczynski, Executive Director of New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty, says Brown’s work 'should help us speak more honestly about violence and loss.'

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874139587
Publisher:
University of Delaware Press
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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Unspeakable 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Jerry_Johnson More than 1 year ago
I hope this does not sound like hyperbole, but The Unspeakable is one of the most incredible books I've ever read. It is also incredibly well scribed by a master writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful and brutally honest memoir.
SJaneGari More than 1 year ago
This beautifully written memoir recounts a journey through unbelievable loss.  When someone is violently ripped from her life, the author struggles to make sense of the senseless and takes us with her.  This is at times an uncomfortable read, but it is phenomenal. In an age where shootings dominate the nightly news, Brown's voice needs to be revisited.