The Unspeakable

The Unspeakable

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by Denise Brown
     
 

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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

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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:
9781611493047
Publisher:
University of Delaware Press
Publication date:
12/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
125
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Denise Brown writes and speaks about healing after violence; she also writes about local history, food, and family life.

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Unspeakable 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A true page turner from beginning to end.Continuous action & characters that you route for & grow to love along with characters that seem straight out of hell!Please read this book!!!!!
Hammerstick More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down! Loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable reading. Many interesting twists and turns. The good guys are really likable and the bad guys are really bad.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Another great Brown novel. Not one of her most exciting, as I found the ending slightly to be desired but worth the read nonetheless.
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SJaneGari More than 1 year ago
I see people bought this thinking it was Sandra Brown.  This is Denise Brown and the book is a memoir that recounts the 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.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These goody two shoes could not recognize talent if reared up and kicked them in the fanny. Unspeakable tops her books for sure. Just sit back and get her message. nlr
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book, hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another winner by brown. Intriguing and complex. A couple characters too bizarre to br believable
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Interesting and sometimes crude people but it was an easy read. Ending was a bit if of a twist. Enjoyed it.
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