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While They Slept

While They Slept by Kathryn Harrison
Mass Market Paperback
Nov 24, 2009 | 288 Pages
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Praise

“[Harrison’s] telling brings moral clarity to the dark fate of a family: the daylight gaze of narrative itself as a form of empathy.”—New York Times Book Review

“A tale at once gothic and Greek, Freudian and Shakespearean, taboo and tragic.”—Washington Post Book World

“Magnificent . . . a darkly poignant study of survival.”—USA Today

“Masterful . . . a fascinating and comprehensive examination of the before and after of a brutal triple murder, of the cyclical nature of violence and of the tragic ineffectiveness of our social support systems.”—Los Angeles Times

“Lucid, psychologically probing and disturbing…[While they Slept is] a morally nuanced story, and a culmination of Harrison’s favored themes: sex, family and power.”—Time Out New York

“You can count on Harrison for white-water prose and ferocious candor…Harrison’s intense and resonant inquiry affirms the cathartic power of the story, and reflects on the miraculous cycle of loss and death.”—Booklist

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